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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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- Business and economy
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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Armed forces and veterans
While defence remains a UK Government responsibility, several thousand military personnel are based in Wales. The nation demands a lot from its Service men and women. They are required to follow orders without question; they and their families are often separated for long periods; frequent moves – often at short notice – can disrupt family life; while Forces’ accommodation is sometimes remote, making it difficult for partners and children to mix with civilian communities.
Service personnel are entitled to expect as normal a family life as their military obligations permit. However, public services have not always taken account of their particular needs. The Welsh Government is committed to putting this right. We are working hard to create a level playing field so that Forces families suffer no disadvantage.
In recognition of the debt of gratitude which we owe to members of the Forces, past and present, it is also right that we should sometimes offer them an enhanced service. As an example, military veterans are entitled to priority NHS treatment for any health condition which arises from their Service.
To assist us in understanding the needs of the Armed Forces community and ensure that account is taken of these in policy and programme development, the Welsh Government has:
- Established an Expert Group to advise on how public services can best meet the Service community’s needs. Chaired by the Minister for Local Government and Government Business, the Group includes serving officers from the three Services, along with representatives of the Army, Naval and RAF Families Federations, and of third-sector organisations who are active in supporting the Forces community; and
- designated Dr June Milligan, Director General, Local Government and Communities, as Armed Forces Advocate. In this capacity, it is Dr Milligan's role to identify and resolve policy or legislative issues that might affect the Service community.
For further information on the Armed Forces and support for the Service community, you can visit the following websites:
- Ministry of Defence
- Veterans UK
- The Royal British Legion
- Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help
- Confederation of British Service and Ex-Service Organisations (COBSEO)
- Army Families Federation (AFF)
- Royal Air Force Families Federation (RAFFF)
- Naval Families Federation (NFF)
For further information relating to the Armed Forces and Veterans in Wales, please contact ArmedForces@wales.gsi.gov.uk.