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Health Minister gives go-ahead for standardised packaging for cigarettes to be introduced in Wales
A new law to introduce standardised packaging for cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco will apply in Wales, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed.
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- Health Minister gives go-ahead for standardised packaging for cigarettes to be introduced in Wales
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- Harmonising school term dates for 2016 to 2017
- Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – Consultation on the Regulations and code of practice in relation to part 11 of the Act.
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- Evaluation of the Choose Pharmacy common ailments service
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- Welsh Government People Survey
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Local Government publications.
The regulations have been amended following on from a consultation with stakeholders.
The attached guidance sets out the key policy principles that underpin the pay accountability provisions in the Localism Act 2011.
You are invited to comment on any aspect of the proposed draft regulations, including the amendments and the format of the consolidation.
The Welsh Government recently conducted a review of the scope and coverage of pay policy statements for 2013-14.
The Welsh Government is making funding available to local authorities to deliver the 'Open for Business' business rates relief scheme.
The Welsh Government is making funding available to local authorities to deliver the 'New Developments' business rates relief scheme.
The Welsh Government has completed its consultations on Capital Finance and Accounting regulations and guidance on Local Government Investments and Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP).
This is the Welsh Authorities Staff Transfers (Pensions) Direction 2012 (“the Direction”) which came into force on 6 March 2012.
The Accounts and Audit (Wales) regulations have been amended, following on from consultations with stakeholders.
Part 1 of this document gives informal advice only and is not part of the guidance itself, which is contained in Part 2. It was revised in April 2010.
The Local Authorities (Capital Finance & Accounting) (Wales)(Amendment) Regulations have been made and came into force on 31 March 2009. The Regulations allow Welsh Local Authorities to defer the need to account for potential Icelandic Bank losses until 2010-2011.
This report explores the issues surrounding take-up of council tax benefit and housing benefit.
The Guide provides an informal commentary and a summary of the key elements of the system that became fully operational on 1 April 2004.
Following consultation in January 2008, an Amendment to the Capital Finance and Accounting Regulations (Wales) came into force on 31 March 2008. An informal commentary on the amending regulation, which includes a link to the legislation, can be found on this page along with a commentary and new sta ...
The Green Book provides analysis of the Standard Spending Assessments by individual services used in the calculation of the revenue settlement for Unitary and Police Authorities in Wales.
The National Assembly for Wales is empowered by virtue of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 to make Regulations applying to local government bodies (other than local probation boards) whose accounts are required to be audited in accordance with Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the Act.
The purpose of this guidance is to assist local government bodies in their operation of the accounting regime under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2005.