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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 »
Wales Rally GB: New base; new route; new challenges: new appeal…
Exciting plans for this year’s new-look Wales Rally GB have been announced.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
- Wales Rally GB: New base; new route; new challenges: new appeal…
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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 »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector 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
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (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 »
Until recently we have usually looked at parts of the environment separately. The Living Wales programme looked at managing our environment as a whole to help us to meet future biodiversity targets.
In January 2010, we issued a statement which said that Wales’ natural environment faced many challenges, including climate change. We said that our traditional focus on small sites and species protection would need to be developed to look at the wider habitat. We announced the development of a sustainable approach, our natural environmental framework, which would address climate change and habitat management together.
While the draft framework was being developed, we published some snapshots of our thinking, called “narratives”. The final narrative is available below.
We consulted on the framework between September and December 2010 and in January 2012 we launched our first Green paper which set out our proposals for the Natural Environment Framework. We also announced our next steps in delivering Wales’ new approach to managing its natural environment in a Written Statement.
Our Minister gave an oral statement to the National Assembly on 23 October 2012 on the outcomes of the ‘Sustaining a Living Wales’ consultation.
Natural Resources Wales
On 01 April 2013, Natural Resources Wales took over the work of Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales. Natural Resources Wales is a new body that will influence how we and others manage, use and enjoy Wales’ natural resources to benefit people, the economy and wildlife.
For more information on Natural Resources Wales (external link) and their work can be seen on their website.