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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 »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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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
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (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 »
Supply Chain Efficiencies Scheme
What are the benefits of the Supply chain and efficiencies scheme, who can apply and how.
The key aim of the scheme is to assist farmers, growers and foresters in developing collaborative and supply chain-focussed initiatives. These initiatives will provide the capacity building support that is not available through any other mechanisms and result in:
- Increased capacity of producers to take costs out of the supply chain;
- Improvements of the producers marketing capability;
- Ensuring future sustainability of producers.
Who can apply?
Any individuals and organisations involved in co-operation projects that will develop new products, processes and technologies in the agricultural, forestry and food sectors including:
- Voluntary sector organisations;
- Private and public limited companies, across all sizes of operation;
- Public bodies including Local Authorities;
- Third party bodies involved in agriculture and forestry.
The Supply Chain Efficiencies (SCE) Scheme Overview will tell you what it covers and give you some examples of projects that may be supported.
How do you apply?
If you have an investment plan that may qualify, please contact the Sector Development Team on 03000 6 03000.
A total of 36 projects have been approved so far, of which 5 are Knowledge Transfer. These will result in £32 million worth of investment and a total grant of over £31 million. You can find projects in the SCE Project Map (external link) which displays project locations around Wales. You can also look up their details and brief descriptions in the Approved Projects list on the right. Finally you can read full descriptions in the Project Summary Report to the right of the screen. For full details on the Scheme you can download the SCE Guidance Notes and Supplementary Notes. A copy of the SCE Approval letter is also available showing the terms and conditions attached to the grant funding. You can find these in the documents section.
Approved projects are able to benefit from further Technical Guidance Notes. In addition they are required to adhere to the Publicity Guidelines when publicising their activities. These notes and guidelines can be downloaded from the documents section.
Menter a Busnes has created an online SCE Forum (external link) to encourage networking activities amongst the approved SCE Projects. It contains case studies, feasibility reports, news & events and evaluation reports related to SCE Projects.
The Welsh Government offers other forms of support to food and drink producers – see link to the Food and Fisheries pages on the right side of the screen.