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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 »
Raising procurement skills and capability
Value Wales, the procurement arm of the Welsh Government, has been successful in securing £5.7m funding from the European Social Fund Convergence Programme for a 4-5 year project to improve procurement across public services in Wales.
The Transforming Procurement through Home-Grown Talent project will raise procurement skills and capability across public services. At the core of the project will be the creation of a cadre of trained and experienced officers – drawn from both new graduates and existing staff – who will become our procurement leaders of the future.
There are five strands to the project.
1. Raise awareness with public service leaders
Help public service leaders, including senior managers, to understand how procurement professionals can maximise the tangible social, economic and environmental benefits from the £4.3 billion invested each year on external goods and services. This will be achieved through a series of awareness raising courses and events to share best practice.
2. Develop the skills and capability of existing public service staff
Tailor skills and knowledge development to individual and/or organisational need and level of competence. This will be achieved by building on the current training programme offered through Value Wales.
3. Deliver a Trainee Procurement Executive Programme (TPEP)
Identify new talent for the procurement profession in Wales and offer a procurement training and mentoring programme where participants undertake a series of cross-public service placements whilst delivering projects.
There were two cohorts - 12 new graduates were recruited in 2010, and 12 public sector secondees have been recruited this summer (2011). Trainees will work towards Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) accreditation whilst working on collaborative procurement projects across various organisations. They will also receive project and programme management training. These individuals are expected to become the public service procurement leaders of the future.
4. Accelerate and expand the implementation of e-procurement
Target change management and project management expertise into public service organisations to help them implement and maintain e-procurement systems and to realise the environmental and economic benefits. This will be achieved through using multi-skilled implementation teams to roll out e-procurement across public service organisations in Wales, through the xchangewalesprogramme.
5. Identify innovative approaches to improve procurement
Pilot new approaches to improve procurement, e.g. collaborative projects, projects involving the third sector and developing pools of category skills. Note that is now planned that this strand will be implemented from project year 4 i.e. from July 2013.