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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 »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
- Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
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- Equality and diversity
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- 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.
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 »
Help for businesses
We offer a range of advice and information to help Welsh businesses grow and prosper.
Our new focus is on providing a better environment and infrastructure for every business so the private sector in Wales is set up for a solid and prosperous future.
What support is available for businesses?
Information and guidance
Our online, business information helpline and face-to face services offer information, guidance and support to all businesses in Wales.
Repayable Business Finance
Financial support is now repayable, so investment can be recycled and continue to benefit more businesses in the long term. No interest will be charged (except if you are late making a repayment when it has become due). Finance is provided to help fund capital investment, job creation, research, development and innovation (RD&I) and certain eligible revenue projects.
To find out more download ‘A guide to repayable business finance’ from the business.wales.gov.uk website (External link)
How to find out more about support available
Business.wales.gov.uk (External link) is the Welsh Government’s online information service for businesses. It offers:
- comprehensive information on all aspects of starting up and running a business
- extensive directories of events, business contacts and support schemes
- interactive tools offering tailored advice and information on a wide range of business issues, for example, drawing up a contract of employment, business planning
- transactions, making it quick and convenient to do business with government, for example, registering a business, submitting tax returns
Our Business Information Unit (03000 6 03000) is open during normal office hours. It offers tailored business information, signposting services and easy access to business support.
Our network of Regional Business Advice centres offers a one-to-one information and guidance service, with unrivalled knowledge of the local business environment and support programmes available. Use the interactive map to find your nearest Regional Business Advice centre (External link)