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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 »
Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
Minister for Housing and Regeneration Carl Sargeant has launched a White Paper for consultation on the Welsh Government’s legislative proposals to improve arrangements for renting homes.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Culture Minister pledges support to Welsh broadcast industry
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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.
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 »
- 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
- 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
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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 »
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has today announced a series of measures in his Budget of particular importance to Wales. These build upon Welsh Assembly Government priorities of delivering social justice through high quality public services; and economic opportunity through increased productivity and employment.
Specific measures announced today include help for children, pensioners and families:
- the introduction of a Child Trust Fund at a minimum level of £250 rising to £500 for children of low income families, who also qualify for child tax credit – around a third of all children. This will strengthen the saving habit of future generations and spread the benefits of asset ownership to all. It will benefit some 30,000 children born in Wales every year, backdated to September 2002;
- increased Child Benefit will benefit 350,000 families in Wales and provide at least an extra £5 per week for every family above the 1997 levels;
- the new Working Tax Credit (replacing the Working Families Tax Credit from April 2003) will provide additional targeted support for low-income households in Wales and the new Child Tax Credit will benefit 320,000 families in Wales.
- confirmation of the new Pension Credit from October this year, which will benefit 250,000 pensioners in Wales plus the 50% increase in winter fuel payments for the over 80s taking the annual payment to £300;
In relation to the economy and the environment, measures include:
- a simplification of the VAT regime for businesses, proposals to improve access to finance for small businesses and measures to improve the operation of existing R&D tax credits;
- enterprise boosted by a range of measures in the 350 Enterprise Areas in Wales, and confirmation was given of the extension of stamp duty relief to all non-residential transactions;
- improvements to the environment through further actions to improve waste management, an increase in the landfill tax escalator and support to help business reduce waste volumes. For Wales, this equates to additional resources of nearly £5 million for 2003-04 and £5.4 million for each of the next two financial years; and
- a freeze on fuel duties until October 2003.