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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 »
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.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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 »
- 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
- 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
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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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 »
Written Statement - Sector Panel Chairs
The Statement advises Members of the new Sector Panels that will advise the Welsh Assembly Government on the economic development of Wales.
The sector panels are made up of business people from outside government who have an established record in their field. Each will advise on opportunities within the six key sectors identified by Ministers as having the greatest potential to grow the Welsh economy. The sectoral approach has been adopted following the announcement of ‘Economic Renewal: a new direction’, which sets out the role devolved government will play to support the private sector and the economy of Wales.
It focuses on six key sectors where Wales has clear advantages for growth. They include:
- Creative industries
- Energy and Environment
- Advanced material and manufacturing
- Life Sciences
- Financial and Professional services
Each of these sectors will have their own panel, made up of five private sector business people, including the chair. It will be their job to provide advice to Ministers on the opportunities and needs of the different sectors. Initially their priority will be to map out the shape of the sectors and work with businesses of all sizes in order to identify opportunities.
These new sector panels have one, clear role – to use their private sector success and experience to help us identify the best opportunities out there for business growth. Our ultimate aim is to see Welsh businesses, large and small, in these key sectors grow and create the jobs we need for the future development of our economy.
The new sector chairs are:
- Advanced Materials and Manufacturing - Gareth Jenkins.
- Energy and Environment - Kevin McCullough.
- Financial and professional Services - Chris Nott.
- ICT - Thomas Kelly.
- Life Science – Sir Christopher Evans.
In October last year we announced that Ron Jones will chair the creative sectors panel.
As well as the chairs, the six panels will include the following members:
Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
- Mr Keith Baker
- Dr Frank O’Connor
- Dr Phillip Clements
- Deep Sagar
Energy and Environment
- Mr David Williams
- Mr Alan Proctor
- Mr Gerry Jewson
- Mr John Jones
Financial and professional Services
- Mr Seth Thomas- accepted subject to board approval
- Mr Allan Griffiths
- Mrs Vivienne Hole
- Mr David Hawkins
- Mr Andrew Carr
- Mr David Jones
- Mr Steve Dalton
- Dr Mark Bentall
- Prof Gareth Morgan (Vice Chair)
- Dr Grahame Guilford
- Dr Penelope Owen
- Mr Gwyn John Tudor
Creative Industries (this panel was announced on 12th Oct 2010)
- Jaynie Bye
- Gwyn Roberts
- Dai Davies
- Fiona Stewart
I would also like to confirm that I am in advanced discussions on the formation of an advisory group on SMEs for the six key sectors. This group would allow the Sector Panels to engage more effectively with SMEs in their sector. It would also support the Sector Panels and sector teams in planning and delivering targeted business support, in a way that supports SMEs within their sector.