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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"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
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- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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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.
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 »
Levels of Highest Qualification held by Working Age Adults, 2008
Statistics on qualification levels include data for Wales and all other UK countries for the period up to the end of December 2008. The latest bulletin provides further information on the Headline Statistics previously released on 30th July 2009.
The key points for 2008 are:
- Overall, qualification levels in Wales increased in 2008, continuing the general increase seen in recent years. There was a 2 percentage point increase for the proportions of adults with level 2 or above and for level 3 or above and 1 percentage point increase for level 4 or above.
- An estimated 14 per cent of working age adults in Wales reported having no qualifications, 1 percentage point lower than in 2007.
- 70 per cent of working age adults in Wales held at least level 2 qualifications. The proportion holding degree-level qualifications (NQF levels 4 or above) was 28 per cent.
- 56 percent of persons with no qualifications (who are not in full-time education) are either ILO unemployed or economically inactive. This compares to 25 per cent across the populations as a whole.
- Income increases with level of qualification held. Employees with levels 7-8 earn on average 87 per cent more a week than employees qualified to level 3 or below and more than double the amount earned by persons with no qualifications.
- In general, qualification levels in Wales were lower than in England, Scotland and the UK as a whole, but higher than in Northern Ireland.
Estimates for 2007 and the first two quarters of 2008 have been affected by a problem whereby apprenticeships have been under-reported relative to previous years. Because of sample size issues, it is difficult to make an accurate assessment of what the level 2 or above and level 3 or above rates should have been. We can only give broad estimates of this, but our analysis for 2007 indicates that the level 2 or above, and level 3 or above rates may have been around 0.5 and 0.3 percentage points higher, respectively. The effect will vary across groups. It will be smaller among women, but larger among men. The understatement of level 2 or above qualifications will have had the effect of small overstatements in the proportions qualified to below level 2 and with no qualifications.
Further information can be found on the StatsWales website.
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October 2010 (provisional - to be confirmed on the 'Due Out Soon' page)