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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 »
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- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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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.
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
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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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 »
Analysis of Experimental Subjective Wellbeing Data from the Annual Population Survey, April to September 2011
The report presents initial estimates of subjective well-being from six months of the Annual Population Survey (APS) carried out between April and September 2011 and are based on a sample of 80,000 adults aged 16 and over from across the UK, including 9,000 respondents in Wales.
Four subjective well-being questions were drawn from established research and academic advice. These questions were introduced on the APS in April 2011:
- Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays?
- Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile?
- Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday?
- Overall, how anxious did you feel yesterday?
Well-being data from these questions is classed as ‘experimental’ to allow for user feedback at an early stage and for potential refinement and development of the questions as required.
The key results for Wales are:
- When asked, ‘Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays?’ the majority (75.1 per cent) of adults in Wales were estimated to have a rating of 7 out of 10 or more. However, 7.3 per cent reported that their life satisfaction was less than 5 out of 10. These results were similar to the results for the UK as a whole (75.5 and 7.0 per cent respectively).
- When asked, ‘Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile?’ the majority (79.0 per cent) of adults in Wales were estimated to have a rating of 7 out of 10 or more. Only 5.2 per cent of adults gave a rating of less than 5 out of 10. These results were similar to the results for the UK as a whole (79.5 and 5.1 per cent respectively).
- When asked, ‘Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday?’ the majority (72.0 per cent) of adults in Wales were estimated to have a rating of 7 out of 10 however 11.3 per cent of people gave ratings of less than 5 out of 10. These results were similar to the results for the UK as a whole (71.3 and 10.9 per cent respectively).
- When asked, ‘Overall, how anxious did you feel yesterday?’ the majority of adults in Wales (59.6) reported a low level of anxiety (between 0 and 3) whilst 22.1 per cent reported an anxiety rating of between 6 and 10. These results were similar to the UK as a whole (59.6 and 22.3 per cent respectively).
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