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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Jobs Growth Wales
The Jobs Growth Wales programme commenced in April 2012 and will create 4,000 jobs a year for job ready young people throughout Wales.
The programme caters for young people that are job ready but have had difficulty securing employment. The Jobs Growth Wales programme provides unemployed young people aged 16-24, with a job opportunity for a six month period paid at national minimum wage. Participants will be paid at or above the national minimum wage for a minimum of 25 hours per week.
Young people will be employed for the duration of the programme and the jobs created must be additional to, and not replace, positions that would otherwise be filled. The ambition for the programme is that all of the job opportunities will be sustained by the host employer after the 6 months has completed. All job vacancies are advertised through the ‘Jobs Growth Wales Live’ system on the Careers Wales website (external link).
The programme offers opportunities in the following areas.
This is where the majority of the jobs will be created. We will be supporting all aspects of the private sector from small and medium enterprises (SME) to the larger regionally important and anchor companies in Wales, to identify recruitment needs and match those employment opportunities with young people seeking work.
For further information please visit ‘Private sector’.
We will deliver a specific strand of support to assist micro-businesses to recruit their first employee. In doing so, we will build on, and enhance, existing and planned packages of business support delivered through the Department for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science.
For further information on this element please visit ‘Support for micro-businesses’.
We will be supporting community-based job opportunities for young people in Wales who require a more intensive support in the work place.
We will be extending the existing Wales Council for Voluntary Action’s intermediate labour market pilot scheme (external link), which is already proving successful in helping many young people who require more intensive support to reap the benefits from work experience opportunities.
For further information please visit ‘Voluntary sector’.
Support for young people to enter self-employment
We will deliver a specific strand of support to help young people to enter self-employment. In doing so, we will build on, and enhance, existing and planned packages of business support delivered through the Department for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science. Young people can receive a bursary of £6,000.
For further information on this element please visit ‘Support for young people to enter self-employment’.
Enhanced support package for graduates
We will add value to the existing GO Wales programme (external link), extending work experience opportunities for unemployed graduates, many of whom identify a lack of credible work experience as their most significant barrier to employment.
For further information please visit ‘Enhanced support package for graduates’.