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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 - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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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.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
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 »
Wildlife and Countryside Act Licences
General Licences are used for low risk conservation or protected species activities.
We have reviewed General Licences in Wales to reduce bureaucracy. They should allow people to carry out most protected species activities without needing a personal licence.
If there is no General Licence for your activity, you will need to apply for a personal licence.
Using a General Licence
If you plan to use a General Licence, you must:
- be eligible to do so (each licence has its own conditions. People who have been convicted of wildlife crimes after 01 January 2008 cannot use general licences);
- act within the Licence conditions and the law.
It is your responsibility to read the licence conditions and comply with them. However, you do not need to carry a paper copy of the Licence.
Some General Licences require yearly reporting of the actions you carry out. The reporting forms will be available on the same page as the related licence.
What activities can you carry out under General Licence and for which species?
General Licences are issued for a range of activities. Licences and examples of when they may be used are available below.
Current licences (valid from 01 January 2013)
Most General Licences are valid from 1 January until 31 December each year. When licences are renewed there may be changes to the terms and conditions or accompanying advice. You should read the latest version of any licence before you use it for the first time each year.
The current licences are available individually below.