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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 »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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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 »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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 »
About this topic
Our vision is for a strong economy that will enable businesses to create jobs and continue economic growth.
The main influences on the Welsh economy in the short to medium term are the state of the global economy and the monetary and fiscal policy set by the UK Government. These are not issues solely for the Welsh Government and will require the business community, our social partners and other delivery bodies to work together.
Aims and commitments
Jobs and the economy are our over-riding priorities. Our Programme for Government commitments include investing in infrastructure, innovation and improving the business environment. Some of the ways we will achieve this are:
- Build on the relationship the Welsh Government has with the business community and our social partners to create the flexible framework and conditions needed for companies and businesses to thrive and grow.
- Support high performing, quality companies in all those parts of the economy which can create employment, wealth and a sustainable Wales.
- Expect any business seeking Welsh Government support, including public procurement contracts, to sign up to our principles of corporate social responsibility, with a commitment to sustainable development, training and good employment practice.
- Build strong links with our anchor companies and develop strategic, mutually, supportive/beneficial relationships with these key companies, embedding them in the Welsh economy through developing close links with our further and higher educational institutions and maximising supply chain opportunities.
- Review what entrepreneurial support is needed by small firms with real potential to thrive and grow, and how we can embed an entrepreneurial culture in Wales.
- Ensure that the mutual and cooperative sector has access to appropriate and robust business advice and that the Ministerial lead will be in the Economy Department.
- Seek to ensure that all residential premises and all businesses in Wales will have access to Next Generation Broadband by 2015, with the ambition that 50 per cent or more have access to 100Mbps.
The lead civil servant for the Department is James Price. Staff are based at a hub office in Treforest as well as other locations across Wales including Llandudno and Swansea.