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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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- 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
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 highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
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 »
Acceptance in Lieu
The Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme enables taxpayers to transfer works of art and important heritage objects into public ownership.
This section outlines the purpose and process of the scheme, identifying the benefits to potential offerors and receivers (museums, galleries, libraries and archives). The AIL Scheme applies across the United Kingdom.
What kinds of object are relevant to the scheme?
HM Revenue & Customs Revenue may accept works of art, manuscripts, heritage objects, archives and historic documents in payment of inheritance tax. These items must be 'pre-eminent', in other words, of particular historical, artistic, scientific or local significance, Objects must be in acceptable condition.
How does the scheme work in Wales?
Offers in lieu are made to HM Revenue & Customs. They must be approved by the Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage, who is advised by the Acceptance in Lieu Panel of Arts Council England (ACE). The Panel operates on behalf of the Welsh Government and will co-ordinate with CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales, in appropriate cases.
In the light of that advice, the Panel recommends whether or not the object in question is pre-eminent and assesses its open market value. The Panel's recommendations are made to the Minister, who decides whether or not an item should be accepted.
Who can use the scheme?
Anyone who is liable for the payment of an existing inheritance tax bill can offer an object in part or whole payment of the tax. This is known as 'Acceptance in Lieu', hence the title of the scheme. All advice on pre-eminence, valuation, condition and allocation (except for the allocation of manuscripts) is managed by ACE on a UK wide basis.
If you have an object which you would like to put forward, please write to Capital Taxes Heritage Team, HM Revenue & Customs, Ferrers House, PO Box 38, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, NG2 1BB. It would be helpful, although not essential, to send a copy to Gerry McQuillan, Arts Council England, 14 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 3NQ.
For more information, visit the Arts Council England website.