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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 »
Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
Minister for Housing and Regeneration Carl Sargeant has launched a White Paper for consultation on the Welsh Government’s legislative proposals to improve arrangements for renting homes.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Culture Minister pledges support to Welsh broadcast industry
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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 »
- 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 »
Municipal Waste management
Municipal waste is collected and disposed of by local authorities. It includes regular household collections, recycling collections, collections of bulky items, waste received at civic amenity sites, and waste collected from non-household sources.
The overarching waste strategy “Towards Zero Waste” sets the the following targets for municipal waste collected by local authorities:
- a minimum of 70% of waste being reused, recycled or composted by 2024/25;
- a maximum of 30% energy being created from waste by 2024/25;
- a maximum of 5% of waste being landfilled; and
- Wales to achieve zero waste by 2050.
The recycling targets become law from April 2012 under the Waste (Wales) Measure 2010. The first statutory target is to reuse, recycle or compost 52% of municipal waste collected by local authorities in 2012-13.
The Landfill Allowances Scheme (Wales) Regulations 2004 (The LAS regulations) came into force in Wales on 1 October 2004, to reduce the amount of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) going to landfill sites.
From 1996-97 to 2003-04, data on municipal waste was collected by questionnaires. In 2004, an online municipal waste data collection system called WasteDataFlow was launched. This gave local government officers a single, user-friendly and comprehensive system to replace the numerous questionnaires.
The municipal waste management report, is published annually. It aims to monitor and report on the levels and management of municipal waste from local authorities. The first annual report using data from WasteDataFlow was published for 2004-05.
Every 3 months Local Authorities enter their data onto WasteDataFlow to report on recycling, re-use, composting and disposal activities. We report provisional results for Local Authorities in Wales through the Quarterly release. This is a quarterly summary of provisional Local Authority waste data. The Quarterly release is designed to give an early indication of trends.
More information on municipal waste management statistics in England is available on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs website.
More information on municipal waste management statistics in Northern Ireland is available on the Northern Ireland Environment Agency website.
More information on municipal waste management statistics in Scotland is available on the Scotland Environment Protection Agency website.