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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Annual Report On The Business And Environment Action Plan For Wales
The Business and Environment Action Plan for Wales was launched at the end of February 2003. It derives directly from the Welsh Assembly Government’s sustainable development duty, our working in partnership objectives and the strategic vision for business and the environment as described in the “Setting a Fresh Direction” chapter of “A Winning Wales”.
When I launched the plan in Plenary, I stated that an annual report is automatically scheduled into action plans like this one, and I am therefore very pleased to publish the first of these reports produced in consultation with the steering group set up to implement the plan.
The report clearly illustrates the tangible achievements made in this first year by delivery partners and other agents within the resources management focus of the plan. Furthermore, the quality and range of activities detailed in the “work in progress” section is a very good indication of further significant benefits to businesses to assist in their take-up of environmental best practice.
An important strategic influence will be provided by the newly formed Expert Panel on Resources Management which will be influential in providing strategic direction and defining the next phase of the action plan’s focus.
Hence, the scope and impact of the plan will no doubt increase over the coming years and it is already an integral part of the Assembly Government’s core policy and strategies. Consequently, it has a part to play in achieving key aspects of our strategic vision in “Wales: A Better Country”. In particular, it has a clear delivery role in the recently updated National Assembly sustainable development scheme “Starting to Live Differently” and the Welsh Assembly Government’s sustainable development draft action plan. The Business and Environment Action Plan also features in the “Wise about Waste” and “A Winning Wales” strategies.
A bilingual annual report accompanies this statement on the Cabinet Statement website.