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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 »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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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 »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (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 »
Written - Better Outcomes for Tougher Times: The Next Phase in Public Service Improvement
I am today publishing a policy paper which outlines the next stage in improving public services in Wales.
Public services face an unprecedented challenge over the next few years. At the core of that challenge is the need to deliver improved services and better outcomes for the people of Wales with the same or less. Better Outcomes for Tougher Times sets out how, in the next phase of our public service improvement programme, the Welsh Assembly Government will work with public services and social partners to transform public service efficiency and drive innovation.
There are seven areas for action set out in the paper.
- Lining up around outcomes for citizens and communities – by concentrating resources and energy on those actions which will make a difference, aligning public services round commonly agreed priorities to achieve better outcomes.
- Offer public services that are more responsive to citizens – by using the voice and experiences of citizens to drive change.
- Greater operational efficiency – through improved procurement and commissioning, re-engineering business processes, asset and property management and exploiting the potential of ICT.
- Collaborating locally and regionally – by developing the role of Local Service Boards, regional consortia and Spatial Plan Groups.
- Improving performance – by moving away from targets to focus more on outcomes.
- Better information and evidence – by using an enhanced Living in Wales survey and other measures to tell us how services in Wales are performing and improving.
- Incentivising and enabling improvement across public services – by establishing an Efficiency and Innovation Partnership and developing a stronger Wales Social Partnership.
Better Outcomes for Tougher Times will be followed up by a Public Services Summit early in 2010 to kick-start the next phase of action by partners and organisations in Wales.