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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 »
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- Minister launches All Wales Continence Bundle
- People turning to emergency help due to welfare changes Minister warns London
- First science star for Wales announced
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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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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 »
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Local government (Wales) Measure 2011 - Part 7: Communities and community councils
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
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- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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 »
Collaborative footprint for public services in Wales
Building on the areas relating to Local Health Boards and Police Authorities, the footprint provides:
- a framework within which public services can develop consistent approaches to new collaborative working arrangements;
- clarity on how public services should collaborate; and
- greater stability and reduced complexity.
The footprint identified six collaborative areas:
- Isle of Anglesey County Council
- Gwynedd Council
- Conwy County Borough Council
- Denbighshire County Council
- Flintshire County Council
- Wrexham County Borough Council
- Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
- Caerphilly County Borough Council
- Monmouthshire County Council
- Torfaen County Borough Council
- Newport City Council
- Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
- Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
- Bridgend County Borough Council
- Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
- City and County of Swansea Council
Mid and West
- Powys County Council
- Ceredigion County Council
- Carmarthenshire County Council
- Pembrokeshire County Council
Cardiff and Vale
- Cardiff Council
- Vale of Glamorgan Council
The Collaborative Footprint for Public Services is the Welsh Government’s response to the need for leadership on this aspect of public service delivery; it is not a blueprint for reorganisation. It also reflects the principles and ethos which were started in the Wales spatial plan focusing upon people, places and futures.
Previous dialogue with delivery partners across Sectors in Wales highlighted the complexities of service delivery where there were different ‘footprints’ for different policy areas and organisations and the concern that this would become more complex with the implementation of changes arising from the Simpson Compact and The Vivian Thomas Review ‘ The Structure of Education Services in Wales’ and the policy statement Sustainable Social Services for Wales, A Framework for Action.
The footprint does not require the removal of existing collaborative arrangements which are proving effective and effective. There is a shared expectation that future collaborative working will be aligned to this footprint including aggregation of these areas where larger scale regional delivery of services is required or appropriate.
Each of the 6 areas has a Chief Executive level regional lead who sits on the Public Services Leadership Group (PSLG).