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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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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 »
- 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 – December 2008
The key points from the latest release are:
The Labour Force Survey estimates for the 3 months to October 2008 show:
- The employment rate of people of working age in Wales was 71.0 per cent, down from 71.8 per cent in the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 74.2 per cent.
- The ILO unemployment rate in Wales was 6.6 per cent of the economically active, up from 5.1 per cent in the same period a year earlier. For the UK as a whole it was 6.0 per cent.
- The rate of economic activity amongst people of working age in Wales was 76.2 per cent, up from 75.7 per cent in the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 79.1 per cent.
The claimant count rate in November 2008 for Wales was 3.8 per cent of the workforce, up 1.1 percentage points on November 2007 (UK rate 3.3 per cent).
The claimant count rate in November 2008 for West Wales and the Valleys was 3.2 per cent of the resident population of working-age. The rate for East Wales stood at 2.7 per cent.
Other new information released this month is summarised below.
Annual Population Survey estimates for the year to June 2008 show:
- The working age employment rate in West Wales and the Valleys was 69.9 per cent. The rate for East Wales stood at 74.0 per cent.
- The ILO unemployment rate in West Wales and the Valleys was 5.7 per cent of the economically active. The rate for East Wales stood at 5.2 per cent.
- The rate of economic activity amongst people of working age in West Wales and the Valleys was 74.4 per cent. The rate for East Wales stood at 78.2 per cent.
- ILO long-term unemployment (i.e. unemployed for 12 months or more) in Wales accounted for 24.2 per cent of the unemployed, the same as that for the UK as a whole.
- ILO youth unemployment (i.e. 16 to 24 year olds) in Wales was 14.5 per cent of the economically active, slightly above the UK average of 13.8 per cent.
The value of exports of goods for the four quarters up to and including quarter 3 2008 from Wales rose by 14.1 per cent over the previous four quarters and rose by 61.8 per cent over 1999. Exports for the sum of UK countries and English regions rose by 11.6 per cent and rose by 42.5 per cent over the same periods respectively.
In 2007 there were 38 new VAT registrations per 10,000 people of working age population in Wales. The corresponding figure for the UK was 55.
In Wales there were 486 VAT registered businesses per 10,000 people of working age at 1 January 2008, an increase of 4 over the year. The corresponding figure for the UK was 536.
In 2006, Gross Value Added for Wales was £44.3 billion or £14,877 per head of population (74.5 per cent of the UK average).
The detailed quarterly Labour Force Survey datasets on StatsWales were updated to include the new labour market information on 19 December 2008.
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