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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 »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- 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
- 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
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 »
Written Statement - Peacocks in Administration
Following my response to the Urgent Question last week, I am writing to provide a further update on recent events regarding Peacocks.
On 18 January Peacocks entered into administration, following a Notice of Intention to Appoint an Administrator.
On 19 January, the administrators, KPMG announced 249 redundancies at Peacocks’ Cardiff Headquarters with immediate affect. 266 staff remain at the Headquarters and will work with the administrators whilst a buyer for the company is actively sought.
I am saddened that the company were unable to agree a revised proposal with its lenders, despite major lenders remaining supportive.
These developments are a devastating blow to both the Peacocks' workforce and their families. It is extremely regretful that agreement could not be reached to safeguard more head office jobs in Cardiff.
The company employed over 500 people at its Cardiff Headquarters and approximately 700 at its distribution centres in Nantgarw, Merthyr Tydfil and Treorchy.
On 17 January I spoke to the UK Business Minister to outline my concerns and my officials contacted the principal lender at both a regional and national level to ensure that the implications for Wales had been considered. We maintained communications with Peacocks Headquarters during this difficult period.
We are in contact with the administrators and are assisting those workers in Wales facing redundancy with ReAct support, advice and retraining to enable them to find re-employment as soon as possible.
As a Government, we are determined to do all that we can to support this major employer and its workforce at this difficult time and we remain hopeful that as many stores and jobs as possible across the UK can still be saved.