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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.
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- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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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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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
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Section highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
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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.
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Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Written - Skills That Work for Wales Consultation
On 17th January we will be launching Skills That Work for Wales, a consultation on a new strategy for skills and employment in Wales.
In July 2007 we announced plans to publish a skills and employment strategy bringing together a Welsh response to the Leitch Review of Skills in the UK and a preliminary response to the independent Review of the Mission and Purpose of Further Education in the context of The Learning Country: Vision into Action, chaired by Sir Adrian Webb. The Government’s full response to these recommendations and the outcomes of the skills and employment strategy consultation will be drawn together and published simultaneously as a single action plan in 2008.
Skills That Work for Wales is based on our One Wales vision of a strong economy with full employment based on high-quality, highly-skilled jobs. The draft strategy includes proposals to:
- give employers a stronger voice on skills policy and delivery;
- integrate skills development and business support;
- provide more help for young people and adults to acquire basic skills;
- establish an integrated skills and employment service;
- target our funding where it is needed most, especially priority sectors, low-skilled adults and at-risk groups; and
develop a more efficient and effective learning network.
A steering group drawing on representation from the Department for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning, the Department for Economy and Transport, the Department for Social Justice and Local Government, and the Department of Work and Pensions (employment policy is not a devolved matter) has guided the development of the strategy. There has also been informal consultation with key stakeholders through the Joint Skills Advisory Panel and the Future Skills Wales Steering Group. The draft policy has been through the Policy Gateway and has also been subject to an Equalities Impact Assessment.
I would like to thank all those who have contributed to the development of this strategy and I look forward to reviewing the consultation responses.
You will receive a copy of Skills That Work for Wales following its launch on 17 January. The document will also be available on our website.