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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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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 »
The ability of people to use new technologies is becoming as important as reading and writing. Individuals who do not have those skills are likely to become increasingly economically and socially disenfranchised.
It is an agenda about people and improving their lives, being able to communicate more easily; getting goods more easily and for lower prices and about being able to access public services more easily. Digital inclusion is also about reducing social isolation. It is about people being able to benefit, both as citizens and consumers.
The Welsh Government is committed to tackling digital exclusion, as reflected by its Communities 2.0 initiative and Digital Inclusion Framework.
Communities 2.0 commenced in April 2009. With a budget of £19.9 million over six years, the project is supporting community and voluntary sector groups and social enterprises to engage with technologies. It is being delivered by a consortium of five organisations led by the Wales Co-operative Centre. Further information can be found on the Communities 2.0 website.
Following a three month consultation period, the Digital Inclusion Framework was launched for publication in December 2010. Through this Framework, the Welsh Government intends to provide clear strategic leadership and outlines our commitment to help break down the barriers for those that are digitally excluded in Wales. A Digital Inclusion Delivery Plan has been developed to lay out targets to be achieved and the tasks to be undertaken.
The Welsh Government’s Digital Inclusion Unit have responsibility for strategic policy development, inter-governmental activity, and overseeing delivery in digital inclusion, which aims to engage with technologies and address barriers to digital exclusion.
The Unit will work with institutions to achieve understanding of and openness towards digital inclusion approaches with a view to changing organisations’ policies and practice.