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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 »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
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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 »
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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.
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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 »
Farm Advisory Service
This subsidised on-farm service will help you to meet cross-compliance requirements.
The advice you receive will be:
The Farm Advisory Service can help you to prepare for your next cross compliance inspection. A farm advisory visit from an approved adviser can address:
- Animal identification
- Animal welfare
- Environmental protection
- Environmental management
- Land management
- Food law
Invest in a farm advisory visit – reduce the risk of breaching regulations
There are two main types of requirements related to cross compliance:
- Statutory Management Requirements (SMRs) – these are specific European legal requirements relating to environment, public, plant and animal health, and animal welfare.
- Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions (GAECs) of land, soils and habitat. This is a domestic requirement designed to avoid the abandonment of agricultural land, and its environmental consequences.
Farm advisory visits together with specialist support from an approved adviser will give you on-farm advice and training.
Farm advisory visits
Choose from a list of Farming Connect approved advisors to arrange a visit to your farm in order to assess the performance of your farm and highlight possible management improvements.
A farm advisory visit could help you develop a clear plan to help you meet cross compliance or provide you with advice on a specific issue on Statutory Management Requirements (SMRs) and Good Agricultural & Environmental Condition (GAEC) depending on your individual requirements.
You can claim back 80% of the costs.
To benefit from the Farm Advisory Service, you must be registered with Farming Connect. To register, please contact the service centre on 08456 000 813.
Contact your Farming Connect Regional Co-ordinator for more information:
Mid and South East Wales
Telephone no: 07866 547894
Geographical Area: Montgomeryshire
Telephone no: 07772 694952
Geographical Area: South East and Valleys
Telephone no: 07917 895255
Geographical Area: Brecknock and Radnorshire
Telephone no: 07772 694116
Geographical Area: Pen Llyn - Gwynedd
Telephone no: 01248 672672
Geographical Area: Llys Mon, Eryri & Meirionnydd
Telephone no: 07772 694098
Geographical Area: Wrexham and Flint
Telephone no: 07917 895253
Geographical Area: Denbighshire and Conwy
South and West Wales
Telephone no: 01970 636286
Geographical Area: North Ceredigion
Telephone no: 07772 694112
Geographical Area: Carmarthenshire
Telephone no: 07827 956765
Geographical Area: South Pembrokeshire
Telephone no: 07772 694958
Geographical Area: North Pembrokshire/South Ceredigion
The Farm Advisory Service is open to all businesses with:
- a County Parish Holding (CPH) number;
- a Customer Reference Number (CRN) and;
- receiving payments under Single Payment Scheme (SPS), Organic Farming Scheme (OFS), Better Woodlands for Wales (BWW), Tir Gofal, Tir Cynal or Tir Mynydd
For the business to qualify for Young Entrant status:
- At least one partner in the business must be under the age of 40 at the date of application;
- The business must have a CPH and CRN in your own name
- The business must receive payments under SPS, OFS, BWW, Tir Gofal, Tir Cynal or Tir Mynydd
All eligible businesses can apply for up to 80% funding towards Farm Advisory Service.