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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.
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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 »
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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 »
Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation, 2011
The Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in Wales. WIMD 2011 updates the previous release, WIMD 2008. It is produced by the Welsh Government.
The key points from the latest release are:
- the full data set for the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2011, which ranks the 1896 small areas of Wales according to their relative deprivation, can be downloaded from the Welsh Government’s StatsWales web pages;
- the WIMD 2011 Summary Report, which includes a summary of WIMD 2011, local authority analysis, guidance on how to download and use WIMD, a summary of methodological changes, and a list of the indicators used to create WIMD 2011 is available from the Welsh Government’s statistics web pages;
- the WIMD: indicator analysis will be updated with the WIMD 2011 indicators following the publication of WIMD 2011;
- Rhyl West 2, Denbighshire, remains the most deprived area in Wales, as determined by WIMD 2011. St James 3, Caerphilly is ranked second most deprived and Twyn Carno 1, Caerphilly is third.
- Butetown 2, Cardiff, was ranked first in WIMD 2005, fourth in WIMD 2008, and has moved to rank 68 in 2011.
- The local authority with the highest fraction of lower layer super output areas (LSOAs, the small areas on which WIMD is based) in the most deprived 10% in Wales is Merthyr Tydfil, with one in four (25.0%) of its 36 LSOAs in the most deprived 10% of areas in Wales. Blaenau Gwent is the next most deprived local authority by this measure, with just under one in four (23.4%) of its 47 LSOAs in the most deprived 10% in Wales.
- Ceredigion and Monmouthshire have none of their LSOAs in the most deprived 10% in Wales.
- Over one in five (21.7%) people identified as income deprived in the WIMD 2011 income domain reside in the most deprived 10% of areas in Wales.
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