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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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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 »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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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 »
Economic Inactivity in Wales, 2007
Statistics on Economic Inactivity includes January - March quarterly data, for Wales and the UK for the period 1984 - 2008 and annual data at Welsh local authority level for the period ending December 2007. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 25 October 2006.
The key points from the latest release are:
- There have been two main periods where the inactivity rate for Wales has fallen below 25 per cent. The first was at the beginning of the 1990's, when it was accompanied by a fall in the UK inactivity rate, and the other has been in the most recent years, where it has been below 25 per cent for 5 of the last 6 years.
- There has been an upward trend in the inactivity rate for men and a downward trend for women over the 24 year period in both Wales and the UK. Women continue to have higher inactivity rates than men, but the gap between them has more than halved since 1984.
- Over the last five years, inactivity rates for men in Wales have shown no clear trend. On average the rate has been around 21 per cent, 4 percentage points higher than for the UK as a whole.
- The inactivity rate for women in Wales has continued to fall in recent years, from around 33 per cent at the beginning of the decade to around 27 per cent in the latest period. The rate in Spring 2008 was around 1 percentage point above the UK rate.
- The major difference in economic inactivity between Wales and the UK was in the percentage of people inactive through long-term limiting illness. This was particularly the case for those aged 50 and over.
- The presence of large numbers of full-time students around university locations had a distorting effect on comparisons between local areas in Wales. When full-time students are excluded, Neath Port Talbot had the highest inactivity rate amongst Welsh local authorities (28.2 per cent) and Monmouthshire and the Vale of Glamorgan had the joint lowest (16.7 per cent).
The analyses are based on the Labour Force Survey and the Annual Population Survey.
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