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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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- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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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.
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 »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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, 2010
Statistics on qualification levels include data for Wales and all other UK countries for the period up to the end of December 2010. The latest bulletin provides further information on the statistics previously released on 20th July 2011.
The key points for 2010 are:
- Overall, qualification levels in Wales increased in 2010, continuing the general increase seen in recent years.
- An estimated 12 per cent of working age adults in Wales reported having no qualifications, compared with 14 per cent in 2009.
- 72 per cent of working age adults in Wales held at least level 2 qualifications compared with 71 per cent in 2009.
- The proportion holding degree-level qualifications (NQF levels 4 or above) was 31 per cent compared with 30 per cent in 2009.
- Persons with a disability are more likely to hold no qualifications than non-disabled persons, and less likely to hold qualifications at level 2 or above. Since 2005, the gap between disabled and non-disabled persons holding no qualifications has narrowed slightly from 18 percentage points to 15 percentage points.
- The proportion with no qualifications in employment in 2010 was 39 per cent compared with 50 per cent in 2001. The change in employment rates between 2001 and 2010 is less for higher qualification levels.
- In general, qualification levels in Wales were lower than in England, Scotland and the UK as a whole, but higher than in Northern Ireland.
The Annual Population Survey has been reweighted in line with the latest population estimates. Therefore estimates of qualification levels of working age adults for the years 2004 to 2009 have been revised accordingly. The sizes of these revisions are negligible.
Summary tables containing further information on qualification levels for Wales are available on StatsWales.
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