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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 »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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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 »
Research Capacity Building
Here you will find information on the methods being used to build capacity for economic research into the Welsh economy.
If you have a query about any of the capacity building initiatives, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Economic Research Grant
The Economic Research Grant is designed to support small-scale research (typically of £10,000 - £20,000). The projects supported by the grant do not form part of the Economic Research Programme. Research organisations compete for funding, submitting research proposals that are assessed by the Welsh Government. The Economic Research Grant was piloted in 2004/05. The completed research can be accesses from the downloads section at the bottom of this page.
The views expressed in these reports are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Welsh Government.
- Analysis of innovation and leadership practices of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Wales
- Auditing Welsh industry: a clusters-based approach
- Determinants of participation in physical activity and its effect on the wider economy: a pilot study
- Explaining earnings, inactivity, and unemployment differences between Wales and the rest of the UK 1972 - 2003
- Students and low skilled jobs
Research supported by the 2006 Economic Research Grant:
- Assessing research and development (R&D) in Wales, focusing on the Welsh Assembly Government's (WAG’s) science policy priority areas of the energy and health sectors
- Auditing Welsh industry: a clusters-based approach - aerospace
- Key drivers of tourism demand variations in the Welsh serviced accommodation sector
- Wind farm development in Wales: assessing the community benefits
Research supported by the 2007 Economic Research Grant:
- Deterring violence: penalties, probabilities, perceptions or personalities?
- Entrepreneurial aspirations and activity amongst students and recent graduates: a comparative study for Wales
- Foreign manufacturing in Wales: an economic analysis of industry embeddedness and recent entries and exits
- Modelling and explaining regional differences in economic prosperity within Wales
- New insights into the contribution of entrepreneurship around festivals and special events to the economy of Wales
Research supported by the 2008 Economic Research Grant:
- Green Innovation: Is Wales leading the way in ‘Green’ Regional Innovation Systems?
- A Longitudinal Analysis of Firm Performance, Financial Health and Growth Potential of SMEs in Wales
- Regional Systems of Equity Finance: The Case for a Wales Stock Exchange
- An investigation into regional differences in child health and cognitive function
No research grants were awarded
• What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur in Wales? An Empirical Study
• Exporting activity and productivity in Wales: A micro-econometric analysis
• Unlocking the potential of the Welsh Local Labour Force Survey: an investigation into labour market transitions in Wales
• Past, Present, and Future: The Comparative Performance and Sustainability of High-Growth Firms in Wales
PhD studentships in economic research
PhD studentships are co-funded by the Welsh Government in collaboration with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Departments that have gained recognition by the ESRC are eligible to apply for funding for 3 years (PhD only) or 4 years (linked Master and PhD). Further information about eligibility and the timing of applications is available on the ESRC website (external link).