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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 »
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- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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
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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 »
Promise and Performance (Webb Review) including WAG response
The need for a thorough-going policy review of the mission and purpose of the further education sector in Wales was identified in The Learning Country: Vision into Action. The Minister for Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (ELLS) agreed that the Review would need to be holistic in approach, incorporating an appraisal not just of Further Education Institutions, but an analysis of the wider roles of the sector too. This included analysis of developments in 14-19 education; responsiveness to the skills needs of employers and the economy; adult learning, social justice and community engagement; the interface with higher education provision; and the needs of, and responsiveness to, post 14 learners in Wales. Sir Adrian Webb undertook the review assisted by Sheila Drury CBE and Gary Griffiths.
The final report, also known as the “Webb review” was published in December 2007.
The Webb Review was an independent and wide ranging review resulting in 136 recommendations which offered proposals for change in post 14 educational provision.
Other recommendation which offered proposals for change include:
- methods of governance and scrutiny for providers.
- Department of Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills
- National Assembly.
Consultation on the report was carried out through a series of workshops in Spring 2008, linking up discussion on the Webb Report with consultation on the "Skills that Work for Wales" Strategy. The consultation on the report sets out a coherent reform agenda for education and training at all levels. The Strategy and Action Plan, which was published in July 2008, provided our response to both Lord Leitch's review, 'Skills in the UK' and incorporates key outcomes of "Promise and Performance", such as the transformation strategy to tackle reconfiguration.
This report seeks to provide additional clarification on our policy position in relation to all 136 recommendations.