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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 - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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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 »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes 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
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 »
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.