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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
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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 »
Skills Development Programme
Our subsidised Farming Connect Skills Development Programme provides access to courses throughout Wales on both practical and regulation-linked courses.
There is a wide range to choose from including:
- Sheep shearing
- Foot trimming
- Chainsaw operation
- Food preparation and hygiene
- Trailer towing
- Safe use of pesticides
- Health & Safety
- Safe use of veterinary medicines
- Dry stone walling
- Telescopic handling
- ATV/quad bike training
Invest in training – learn a new skill or develop an existing one
Eligible farmers and forestry businesses can claim 80% funding towards vocational, statutory or regulation-linked training.
Farming Connect will only fund awarding body approved or accredited courses to ensure that training is delivered to a consistent and high quality.
In order to access the Skills Development Programme, it is essential that your farm or forestry businesses is registered with Farming Connect, and this must be done before any training is booked.
This programme is open to you, immediate family members and paid employees on PAYE.
If you are running a business in agricultural livestock/crops or forestry, it is important that you and your employees have the right skills.
You can have access to subsidised courses through our network of training providers and colleges across Wales who can deliver a range of practical accredited courses.
If you would like to discuss course options or see a list of approved training providers contact your Farming Connect Regional Co-ordinator for more information:
Mid and South East Wales
Telephone no: 07866 547894
Geographical Area: Montgomeryshire
Telephone no: 07772 694952
Geographical Area: South East and Valleys
Telephone no: 07917 895255
Geographical Area: Brecknock and Radnorshire
Telephone no: 07772 694116
Geographical Area: Pen Llyn - Gwynedd
Telephone no: 01248 672672
Geographical Area: Ynys Mon, Eryri & Meirionnydd
Telephone no: 07772 694098
Geographical Area: Wrexham and Flint
Telephone no: 07917 895253
Geographical Area: Denbighshire and Conwy
South and West Wales
Telephone no: 01970 636286
Geographical Area: North Ceredigion
Telephone no: 07772 694112
Geographical Area: Carmarthenshire
Telephone no: 07827 956765
Geographical Area: South Pembrokeshire
Telephone no: 07772 694958
Geographical Area: North Pembrokshire/South Ceredigion
The Skills Development programme is open to all businesses with:
- a County Parish Holding (CPH) number;
- a Customer reference Number (CRN), and;
- working in excess of 550 hours per year.
- Forestry businesses must have a current Better Woodlands for Wales (BWW) number
All eligible businesses can apply for 80% funding towards courses offering practical skills or regulation-linked training.