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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 - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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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.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
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 »
The fund supports the introduction of new and/or proven ways of working so that public services become more efficient and effective.
Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance has announced a minimum of £45million for investment in new projects over the next three financial years. The Fund will target strategic projects, in particular those that:
- lead to the release of significant cash-releasing savings;
- deliver citizen-focused services; and,
- support key aspects of the Welsh Government’s public service efficiency and wider improvement agenda.
Investments made from the Fund are fully repayable but there are no interest charges and there is flexibility on the payback period. This approach ensures that the Fund is sustainable and available for investment in new projects in the future.
To date, over 59 projects have received investment from the Fund with a joint value of some £65 million. Information about all projects supported by the Invest-to-Save Fund, including contact details for projects, can be found by downloading the document below.
How & when to apply?
The Invest-to-Save scheme is managed on a funding round basis. Bids are invited during specific times of the year. The Minister for Finance has announced that the next round of funding will open on the 5th November 2013.
Those considering putting forward an Invest-to-Save proposal are strongly encouraged to develop a bid at any time of the year and to discuss it with the Invest-to-Save Unit. This approach ensures that projects are in a state of readiness and well placed when fresh bids are sought. If you have a proposal that you would like to develop into a bid, you might first like to discuss it with the Invest-to-Save team to initially test it against the Fund's criteria. Following this the team will give provisional advice on the merits of submitting an expression of interest form.
If you wish to discuss a proposal or require any further information please contact the Invest-to-Save team on;
Tel: 02920 825110 E-mail: I2Sinvestmentfund@wales.gsi.gov.uk
Guidance about the fund, including frequently asked questions and advice on how to apply, can be downloaded using the form below.