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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 »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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 »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector 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
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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 »
We are committed to facilitating pooled budgeting as a key enabler to implementing better, more citizen focused services.
Published below are a set of advice notes to support Local Health Boards and local government organisations wishing to implement partnerships under S33 of the Health Act Wales 2006 and for wider Children Services ‘Relevant Partners’ under S25 of the Children Act 2004.
This page will also include later during 2011 a guide, “Establishment - Management and Partnership Options for Team Joint Working” as a part of the series of guides for Independent Family Support Services. The guide is being tested with IFSS pioneer sites during 2011 based upon their operating experience to date and with a view to full publication on the choices for facilitating local teams to operate within partnership.
Further support and advice is available as follows:
- The Partnership Regulations sections 7(1) and 7(6) express the requirement for the accounts of pooled fund arrangements to be audited. For more information on the certification arrangements please contact Nick Davies, Wales Audit Office on 02920 320527 who will be able to provide you with further information.
- The Buy4Wales website developed by Value Wales contains an extensive resource including advice and practical suggestions relating to social care commissioning. Further information can be found on the Buy4 Wales website
- The Social Services Improvement Agency (SSIA) website includes extensive resources and case studies for organisations developing pooled budget arrangements.
The guidance is in the form of advice notes as follows: