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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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- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
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- Health and social care
- Housing and community
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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 »
Information, advice and instructions for the Fire and Rescue Service.
This circular clarifies the position regarding the Welsh Assembly Government’s Making the Connections targets for efficiency gains in respect of Fire and Rescue Services and sets in place a process for reporting progress against these targets.
This circular covers guidance for the preparation of Best Value Performance Indicators 2006/07. Appendix 1 details the suite of BVPIs that apply to Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales from 1 April 2006. The formula calculations have been amended to make them clearer to follow only. There have been ...
Information on the development of the Fleetmap for the FireLink National Radio System. The FireLink Fleetmap will determine how radio terminals, control operator positions and the radio network are to be configured. This circular provides Fire and Rescue Authorities with an overview of those elemen ...
This circular is to advise that the Environment Agency and the English and Welsh Local Government Associations have recently signed an updated protocol on Fire and Rescue Service issues.
This circular updates Wales Fire and Rescue Service Circular 18(05) and provides further information and guidance on the periodic inspection and testing of breathing apparatus cylinders. This circular should be read in conjunction with Wales Fire and Rescue Service Circular 18(05).
This circular sets out the process of operational assurance for 2006-07, and provides a toolkit for self assessment purposes.
This circular is to advise of the publication of the above. A hard copy has been provided for each Fire and Rescue Service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In addition a copy has also been supplied to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Scotland.
This circular advises Fire and Rescue Services of the recent publication of two new British Standards.
This circular requests incident data covering the period 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2005 from Fire and Rescue Services for publication on the Neighbourhood Statistics Service (NeSS) website, and details how and when it is to be collected.
This circular invite recipients to provide feedback on the attached DCLG consultation document that seeks opinions on extending the charging regime and what level of support there is for undertaking further research.
This circular outlines the interim arrangements for 2006-07 for Fire and Rescue Authorities in line with the Wales Programme for Improvement.
This Circular informs FRAs that the DCLG is working in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive to undertake a study of sickness absence management in the FRS for England. This is to support the FRS as it strives to improve sickness absence management. It is envisaged the first stage of the ...
In certain tightly defined circumstances direct bronze to bronze communication should be made available. The Operational and Technical Sub Group of the Emergency Services Radio Liaison Group (ESRLG) developed an interim proposal to achieve this. This Circular sets out the process for achieving and ...
This Circular gives guidance on the procedures to be followed in the investigation of fires where the supposed cause is not accidental. Appendix 1 gives additional information concerning the recording of the 'most likely cause' and 'defect, act or omission' on the Fire Data Report ( ...
This circular, which has been produced jointly by The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Environment Agency, provides information and guidance on the phasing out of perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) based foams and seeks local authority fire and rescue services' coope ...
This circular provides authorities with the Personal Qualities and Attributes (PQAs) for Control Operator and Firefighters within the Integrated Personnel Development System. These PQAs should form the basis for Authorities' assessment of people's potential for the Control Operator and Fire ...
The National Assembly for Wales have decided that information regarding some radiological materials which is currently contained in local authority environmental registers should be restricted. This circular details the implications of this and how fire and rescue authorities will continue to recei ...
This circular provides details of the new process for collecting Fire and Rescue Operational Data which takes effect in 2006 for the period 1 April 2005 - 31 March 2006.
This circular provides authorities with an enhanced Personal Qualities and Attributes (PQA) framework for operational and control roles at the supervisory and middle manager levels within the Integrated Personal Development System. It should be read in conjunction with circular W-FRSC(05)14. The PQ ...
This circular informs Authorities that the Full Assessment Development Centre (ADC) Toolkits have now been made available to FRAs to use to test candidates against the Personal Qualities and Attributes (PQA) Framework.
This circular contains updated guidance on how fire and rescue services (FRSs) should notify the Welsh Assembly Government and Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate (HMFSI) of any incidents falling under the definition of fires or incidents of special interest (FOSIs).
This circular provides an update on the Integrated Personal Development System (IPDS) in Wales, including achievements to date and next steps in the implementation of IPDS.
The Department for Communities and Local Government will succeed The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, following the Cabinet reshuffle last week. This department will take forward and build upon the work of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, with additional responsibility for race, women, ...
The National Community Fire Safety Centre will be running two bursts of media advertising during 2006-2007. The TV advertising will be supported by a programme of targeted media aimed at the vulnerable and hard to reach in the community - target audiences include: the elderly; deaf and hard of hear ...
This Circular encourages the fire and rescue service to work with local authorities, homelessness agencies and others involved in tenancy support to deliver Home Fire Risk Checks to people considered vulnerable or living in temporary or insecure accommodation.
This circular provides information and guidance to the Fire and Rescue Service in respect of the recently published revised European standard BS EN 469:2005 - Protective clothing for firefighters. It is essential that the circular is read in conjunction with the standard itself, since specific clau ...
This Circular provides information to fire and rescue services on the various European Standards for head protection devices following the recent publication of a new standard "BS EN 14052:2005 High performance industrial helmets". This Circular also provides information on the current status of th ...
This Circular identifies to fire and rescue services the latest information on the selection, use, care and maintenance of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) following the recent publication of a new European Standard and the recent revision to the HSE guidance document on RPE.
This circular provides a range of information in relation to the Firefighters' Pension (Wales) Scheme: Advice on Salary Sacrifice Schemes and its effects on pensionable pay Informs FRAs that the New Earnings Survey has been replaced by the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) Changes as a con ...
This circular advises Fire and Rescue Authorities on progress on the changes which are being made to the FPS from 1/6 April 2006 and the new FCS; and gives further guidance on the consequences of the new tax regime for pensions and the new arrangements for ill-health awards. It also gives notice of ...
This circular advises Fire and Rescue Authorities on transitional arrangements for the introduction of the National Firefighters' Pension Scheme (NFPS).
This circular provides an update on the proposals for amending the Firefighters' Pension (Wales) Scheme and the introduction of the New Firefighters' Pension (Wales) Scheme.
Mrs Edwina Hart AM MBE, the Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration approved the participation of the Welsh Assembly Government in the Firelink Project on 8 March 2006. This was formally announced on 30 March 2006.
This circular formally issues Service Standards to Fire and Rescue Authorities. It sets out the detail of the standard and requests Fire and Rescue Authorities to integrate them in the development of their RRP and risk reduction strategies.
This circular formally issues the Fire and Rescue Authority Risk Reduction Plan - Wales a Safer Country to Fire and Rescue Authorities. This guidance has been produced following consultation and for the avoidance of doubt replaces the previous policy of IRMP from this date forward.
This circular provides additional advice for FRAs on the development of their RRPs. It is to be read in conjunction with the Fire and Rescue Authority Risk Reduction Plan - Wales a Safer Country.
This Circular provides information about personal insurance for firefighters. It sets out the facts regarding types of insurance policy, the availability within the insurance market (in consultation with the Association of British Insurers), confirms the current compensation arrangements for firefi ...
The Department for Transport (DfT) recognise that there is a need to improve the security of vehicle ignition keys at fuel distribution sites, particularly with regard to leaving keys in the vehicles, which has sometimes been the practice in order to move the vehicles quickly in case of fire. This ...
This Circular invites participation in a consultation exercise on "Leadership & Development in the Fire and Rescue Service". Responses, addressed to Helen Griffiths and copied to Jill Adams, should be made by 13 March 2006 and sent either by e-mail or post to the addresses provided.
This circular requests incident data covering the period 1 October 2002 - 31 December 2004 from fire and rescue services for publication on the Neighbourhood Statistics Service (NeSS) website, and details how and when it is to be collected.
This circular informs fire and rescue services of the publication of geo-coded FDR1 primary fire data on the Neighbourhood Statistics Service web site.