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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"
- 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 »
Annual Population Survey, 2011 and Year End 31 March 2012
The Office for National Statistics have brought forward the Annual Population Survey (APS) data processing by three months, which means the APS release is now only one month after the headline Labour Force Survey figures.
The latest APS results cover the calendar year 2011 and the year ended 31 March 2012. The APS combines the boosted samples of the Labour Force Survey and provides rolling four-quarter labour market data for UK countries and regions and also for local areas. For Wales, the APS consists of a sample of about 20,000 households every year. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 22 March 2012.
The key labour market results for the calendar year 2011 are:
- The employment rate for the population aged 16 to 64 in West Wales and the Valleys was 64.9 per cent, whilst that for East Wales was 69.5 per cent (Wales: 66.7 per cent, UK: 70.0 per cent).
- In West Wales and the Valleys, the employment rate was down 0.1 percentage points on 2001 and in East Wales it was down 1.3 percentage points (Wales down 0.5 percentage points and UK down 2.3 percentage points).
The key labour market results for the year ending 31 March 2012 are:
- The employment rate for the population aged 16 to 64 in West Wales and the Valleys was 65.1 per cent, whilst that for East Wales was 69.2 per cent (Wales: 66.7 per cent, UK: 70.1 per cent).
- In West Wales and the Valleys, the employment rate was up 0.1 percentage points on 2001 and in East Wales it was down 1.6 percentage points (Wales down 0.5 percentage points and UK down 2.2 percentage points).
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