Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
Health Minister gives go-ahead for standardised packaging for cigarettes to be introduced in Wales
A new law to introduce standardised packaging for cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco will apply in Wales, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed.
- School Categorisation results published
- Survey on Welsh language use welcomed
- Health Minister gives go-ahead for standardised packaging for cigarettes to be introduced in Wales
- Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Consultation – UK Marine Programme of Measures
- Raising the ambitions and educational attainment of children who are looked after in Wales
- Review of requirements for the trading of captive bred birds
- Harmonising school term dates for 2016 to 2017
- Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – Consultation on the Regulations and code of practice in relation to part 11 of the Act.
- Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 - Consultation on the regulations and code of practice in relation to Part 2 of the Act
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This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
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- Statistics & Research
- European Social Fund Local Service Board development and priority delivery project
- Evaluation of the Choose Pharmacy common ailments service
- Housing demolitions and hazards
- Regional economic and labour market profiles
- Welsh Government People Survey
- Welsh language use survey
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All farmers in Wales have the right to appeal against decisions taken by the Welsh Government's Department for Agriculture and Food, concerning their EC subsidy payments or quota.
The 'Independent Appeals Process for Farmers and Foresters in Wales' is a simple, transparent procedure. It allows applicants to have decisions affecting their payments reviewed and explained.
The process consists of two stages:
- stage 1 is a review by the local office that made the initial decision
- stage 2 is a review by an independent panel.
The panel makes recommendations to the Minister for Natural Resources and Food, who makes the final decision.
Could you be a future member of the Independent Appeals Panel?
The Welsh Government will be recruiting new panel members early next year - see our Gwlad website for further information (external link).
The following payment schemes are currently eligible for review under the appeals process:
- Single Payment Scheme (SPS)
- Tir Mynydd
- Tir Cynnal
- Tir Gofal
- Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA)
- Farm Woodland Scheme (FWS)
- Farm Woodland Premium Scheme (FWPS)
- Habitat Scheme
- Organic Farming Scheme
- Better Woodland for Wales (administered by Natural Resources Wales on behalf of Welsh Government)
- Improved Land Premium
- Young Entrant Support Scheme.
Farmers who have had their payments reduced under the "Value of Bovine Animals Slaughtered for Tuberculosis scheme" also now have access to the two stage appeals process.
For schemes not listed, please contact your local office - see our Offices map.