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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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- Business and economy
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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Written Statement - Announcement of an Enhanced Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme in Wales
This Statement advises Members of my intention to introduce an enhanced Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme in Wales, allowing Welsh Businesses to participate in international knowledge transfer projects.
The existing Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme has successfully facilitated the transfer of knowledge and ideas between Welsh businesses and Higher and Further education institutions. A recent review of the effectiveness of the scheme has shown projects in Wales to deliver outstanding results and demonstrate excellent value for money. It also showed Wales to be one of the most successful areas of the UK in terms of percentage share of projects and their impacts.
My proposal for an enhanced programme will build on that success and allow key companies in Wales, particularly the anchor companies and their associated supply chains, to engage at high level with their international offices and overseas academic institutions. The Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales is supportive of this approach and confirms that this enhancement is fully in line with the science and innovation strategy in Wales.
We will build on our existing excellent relationship with the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and set new criteria for the support of the enhanced KTP projects in Wales. Increased resources will be provided and we shall be using the tried and tested governance and delivery procedures of the TSB which will allow us to begin offering the scheme immediately and ensure that only the highest quality projects are supported.
The enhanced KTP projects will be of three years duration at a PhD level and will help enhance Wales’s international reputation as a location for high quality collaborative R&D. The anchor companies will benefit from high level of knowledge transfer that will accelerate applied research, embed innovation and enhance business and specialist skills of recently qualified graduates.