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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 »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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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 »
- 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
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 »
Social Research Division
Welsh Government social researchers are based in the Social Research Division which is headed by Dr Steven Marshall, the Chief Social Research Officer. The team is largely based in Cardiff with some researchers in other locations including Merthyr Tydfil and Llandudno. All social researchers work closely with officials in departments ensuring they have a good grasp of the analytical needs of policy colleagues and are involved at an early stage of policy development.
The Social Research Division sits within the Strategic Planning Finance and Performance Department along with the Statistics Directorate, Library, Operational Research, Geographic Information and the Economic Advice Division. Together these form Knowledge and Analytical Services, to deliver an integrated cross-analytical approach to supporting Ministers and policy officials with a range of data, evidence and analysis.
Knowledge and Analytical Services work closely with Information Management – Expert Services (comprising records management, information assurance and information rights) and the KIM Strategy and Professional Development Unit in Information Management Division (IMD) in People, Places and Corporate Services (PPCS). Together all of these areas come under the banner of ‘Knowledge Services’.
The Social Research Division is divided into the following branches:
- Corporate Research
- National Surveys
- Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills Research
- Public Services and Local Government Delivery Research
- Public Health and Health Professionals Research
- Visit Wales Research
The division is responsible for setting and maintaining high standards throughout the research process, from the planning and commissioning of social research to its publication, dissemination and application in policy development and evaluation.
For more information, contact us via the Research Mailbox.