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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"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
- 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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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 »
Key Economic Statistics - February 2008
The Labour Force Survey estimates for the 3 months to December 2007 show:
- The employment rate of people of working age in Wales was 71.5 per cent, down from 71.8 per cent in the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 74.7 per cent.
- The ILO unemployment rate in Wales was 5.1 per cent of the economically active, down from 5.2 per cent in the same period a year earlier. For the UK as a whole it was 5.2 per cent.
- The rate of economic activity amongst people of working age in Wales was 75.4 per cent, down from 75.9 per cent in the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 79.0 per cent.
Labour Force Survey estimates for the year to December 2007 show:
- ILO long-term unemployment (i.e. unemployed for 12 months or more) in Wales accounted for 20.3 per cent of the unemployed, slightly below the UK average of 23.6 per cent.
- ILO youth unemployment (i.e. 16 to 24 year olds) in Wales was 14.8 per cent of the economically active, slightly above the UK average of 14.5 per cent.
The claimant count rate in January 2008 for Wales was 2.7 per cent of the workforce, down 0.3 percentage points over January 2007 (UK rate 2.5 per cent).
The claimant count rate in January 2008 for West Wales and the Valleys was 2.5 per cent of the resident population of working-age. The rate for East Wales stood at 2.0 per cent.
The experimental Index of Hotels and Restaurants for Wales for the four quarters to quarter 3 2007 fell by 5.2 per cent compared with the previous four quarters. The UK index rose by 5.4 per cent over the same period.
The experimental Index of Transport, Storage and Communication for Wales for the four quarters to quarter 3 2007 rose by 4.9 per cent compared with the previous four quarters. The UK index rose by 5.6 per cent over the same period.
The experimental Index of Business Services for Wales for the four quarters to quarter 3 2007 rose by 5.7 per cent compared with the previous four quarters. The UK index rose by 5.5 per cent over the same period.
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The detailed quarterly Labour Force Survey datasets on StatsWales will be updated to include the new labour market information by 12 noon on 15 February 2008.
25 March 2008