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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 »
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- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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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.
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 »
- 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
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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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, January 2009
The key points from the latest release are:
The Labour Force Survey estimates for the 3 months to November 2008 show:
- The employment rate of people of working age in Wales was 70.8 per cent, down from 72.4 per cent in the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 74.2 per cent.
- The ILO unemployment rate in Wales was 6.8 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 6.1 per cent.
- The rate of economic activity amongst people of working age in Wales was 76.2 per cent, down from 76.4 per cent in the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 79.2 per cent.
The Short Term Employment Surveys for the quarter ending September 2008 estimate that:
- Employee jobs in Wales fell by 20,000 (1.7 per cent) over the year to stand at 1.149 million. UK employee jobs fell by 0.1 per cent over the same period to stand at 27.1 million.
- Employee jobs in manufacturing in Wales fell by 5,000 (3.3 per cent) over the year. Over the same period there were falls across most industries, the largest being in construction (down 9,000 or 15.0 per cent). There was an increase in education, health, public admin and other services (up 2,000 or 0.5 per cent).
The claimant count rate in December 2008 for Wales was 4.2 per cent of the workforce, up 1.5 percentage points on December 2007 (UK rate 3.6 per cent).
The claimant count rate in December 2008 for West Wales and the Valleys was 3.5 per cent of the resident population of working-age. The rate for East Wales stood at 3.0 per cent.
The Index of Production for the four quarters to quarter 3 2008 for Wales rose by 4.7 per cent compared with the same period a year ago. The UK index fell by 0.5 per cent over the same period.
The detailed quarterly Labour Force Survey datasets on StatsWales (external link* were updated to include the new labour market information on 23 January 2009.
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