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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
- Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
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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 »
- 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 »
Competent person schemes
These schemes were introduced to allow individuals and enterprises to self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations.
This is an alternative to submitting a building notice or using an approved inspector.
- enhances compliance with the Building Regulations
- reduces costs for firms joining recognized schemes
- promotes training and competence within the industry
- should help tackle 'cowboy builders'
- assists local authorities enforce the Regulations.
Since 31 December 2011, we authorise Competent Persons Schemes in Wales.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued new terms of authorisation, including United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation, for all competent persons schemes in England on 7 June 2012.
We have agreed to adopt the same terms in Wales. This provides continuity, value for money and security for scheme operators, members and customers in Wales.
The Competent Persons Schemes are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to BS EN 45011 (a quality assurance standard). UKAS check schemes to make sure that they keep to the required standards.
From 01 January 2012, you should send any new applications to operate schemes in Wales to postal or e-mail address below.
A Competent Person must be registered with a scheme that has been approved by the Government. You can find a Competent Persons Scheme, by visiting the Competent Person Register website (external link). The Register represents the contractors in the building services industry that have been assessed. They can self-certify their work meets the building regulations.
If you need any further advice or help you can contact us by:
Housing and Regeneration Directorate
Telephone: 03000 628 144 / 03000 628 141