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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 »
The Welsh Government works with the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive on radioactivity issues.
The Environment Agency deals with the control of radioactive wastes and discharges in Wales.
The Health and Safety Executive controls workers' safety on UK nuclear sites and research centres and any direct public exposure from these organisations.
We also work with the following organisations on matters of nuclear and radiological interest:
- UK Department of Trade and Industry;
- Ministry of Defence;
- UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs;
- Food Standards Agency;
- Scottish Executive; and
- Northern Ireland Office.
Useful external links
International Atomic Energy Authority ( IAEA)
The IAEA is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.
British Nuclear Fuels
BNFL is an international nuclear energy business that employs some 23,000 people in 16 countries. Our activities span the entire nuclear energy cycle. That means everything from reactor design and fuel manufacture to power station decommissioning and clean-up.
Core Government Guidance
This guidance covers all existing Environmental Permitting (EP) Guidance. The guidance has been updated for the new Regulations and the new EP regimes.
This guidance gives comprehensive help for those operating, regulating or interested in facilities that are covered by the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 SI 2010 No.675 (as amended) (‘the Regulations’). It describes the main aspects of the Regulations. It also sets out the views of the Secretaries of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs and for Energy and Climate Change and the Welsh Ministers on how the Regulations should be applied and how particular terms should be interpreted in England and Wales.
Radioactive Contaminated Land (modification of enactments) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2008
The Regulations make minor technical amendments necessary to bring the radioactive contaminated land regime in line with the new Environmental Permitting (EP) regime. The EP regime came into force on 6 April 2008.
Environmental Permitting Programme 2 – update of Environmental Permitting Core guidance November 2009
Environmental Permitting Programme 2 (EPP2) is a scheme designed to reduce costs for operators and the regulator by cutting unnecessary red tape, while continuing to protect the environment and human health. This guidance describes the Regulations and sets out our views on how it should be applied.
This guidance is aimed at those operating, regulating or interested in facilities covered by the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007.
The guidance covers England and Wales and it is available on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs website.
Environmental permitting guidance –the waste batteries and accumulators directive
The Environmental Permitting Programme (EPP) has created a more user-friendly and modern permitting and compliance system for Waste Management Licensing and Pollution Prevention and Control. This guidance covers the treating and recycling of batteries under European legislation.
This guidance will help you understand the European Community (EC) Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators as it relates to treating and/or recycling of batteries in England and Wales.
The guidance also covers the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 (SI 2009 No 890).
The guidance is available on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs website.