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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 »
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- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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- Business and economy
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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
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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 »
Water industry regulation
Information regarding policies on water supply and regulation, the Consumer Council for Water, water charges and affordability issues.
Water Supply & Regulation
Competition in the Water Industry: Water Supply Licensing
The Water Act 2003 amends the Water Industry Act 1991 to extend opportunities for competition in the water industry across Wales and England.
Non-household customers who use, or are likely to use, at least 50ML (megalitres) of water a year at each premises are now able to choose their water supplier from new companies entering the market.
These new companies, known as licensees, are able to supply water subject to their obtaining a licence from the Office of Water Service (Ofwat). Full details of the new licensing regime can be found on Ofwat’s website.
The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999
The Water Fittings Regulations are national requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of plumbing systems, water fittings and water-using appliances. They prevent misuse, waste, undue consumption or erroneous measurement of water and prevent contamination of drinking water.
The Regulations are enforced by the Water Companies and administered through the Water Regulations Advisory Service. The Water Regulations Advisory Service promotes the Water Regulations, provide an advisory service and an interface between manufacturers, installers, water suppliers and Government.
For further details on the Regulations and their implementation, contact the Water Regulations Advisory Service.
Consumer Council for Water (CCW)
The Consumer Council for Water was established on 1 October 2005. An independent body, sponsored jointly by the Welsh Assembly Government and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), it replaces Ofwat’s Customer Service Committees (more latterly known as WaterVoice).
The Welsh Assembly Government has directed the Council to establish a Wales Committee and that it be responsible for championing the interests and rights of customers, investigating complaints, and providing advice and information to the Council in relation to the following water/water and sewerage companies:
- Dwr Cymru Welsh Water,
- Dee Valley Water plc,
- Albion Water Ltd (in respect of its appointment area in Shotton,
Deeside where it supplies the Shotton paper Company Ltd).
Full details of the work of the Council, its structure, and its role in representing consumers can be found on the CCW website.