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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 »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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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
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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 »
Environment - conservation and management
We want to protect and enhance the Welsh environment so that it can continue to provide us with good quality air, water, soil, landscapes and biodiversity. We all need to rethink the way we view, protect and manage the Welsh environment.
Our new approach to managing our environment
Living Wales sets out our new framework for how we need to manage our environment. It’s about making the health and quality of our natural environment a focus for everyone and a key part of decision making.
Our natural and man-made environment is exceptionally rich and diverse. If it’s managed well it provides great opportunities for social enterprise, tourism and active recreation.
Improving access to the countryside
In Wales, there are around 33,000 km of public rights of way. These used to be mainly as access routes for local people, but many now use them for recreation. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 protects these rights and we want people to make the most of the countryside.
Managing our forestry
Forestry Commission Wales acts as the Department of Forestry, looking after Welsh Government owned woodland. It follows Woodlands for Wales, our strategy for managing our forestry.
Protecting our seas and fish
We are responsible for ensuring that:
- fish health and welfare is monitored;
- legislation for sea and inland fisheries is implemented correctly;
- Welsh fishing interests are protected and promoted.
We are working to support and encourage commercial and recreational fishing in Wales. This is being done with other Government agencies.
Sustainable agricultural practices
Wales faces new challenges and opportunities. As a result farmers need a sustainable land management scheme that means they can respond to any changing demands.
Glastir, the land management scheme for the coming decade must respond to the challenges set out in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Health Check Agenda. These challenges include climate change, carbon capture, water management and biodiversity. They will form the basis of land management schemes across Europe from 2014.
Taking action to protect and enhance biodiversity
We are members, with other public and private sector bodies, of the Wales Biodiversity Partnership. This partnership advises us on action to maintain and enhance biodiversity.
This includes evaluating the impact of invasive and non-native species, and where appropriate developing plans for how to manage them.