Revolutionary new law to increase donor rates comes into force in Wales
Wales has today become the first country in the UK to introduce a revolutionary new system to increase the number of organ donors (Tuesday December 1).
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- Revolutionary new law to increase donor rates comes into force in Wales
- Approved Document R - Physical infrastructure for high-speed electronic communications networks
- Proposals to amend the Non-Executive Director eligibility criteria on the Public Health Wales NHS Trust Board
- Local Government Act 2000 Part III, Conduct of Local Government Members - Amendments to Subordinate Legislation
- The Public Sector Waste and Resource Efficiency Plan
- Code of Practice on the Role of the Director of Social Services under Part 8 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) 2014 Act
- Refugee and Asylum Seeker Delivery Plan
Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
The act puts in place delivery structures, processes and procedures to make Wales’ planning system fit for the 21st century.
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Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
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New Arrangements for the Drink Drive Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) in Wales
In 2010 89 people were killed on the roads in Wales. Of those one in four were linked to drink-driving. It is clear that, whilst the number of drink-drive offences has fallen in recent years, there is more all road safety partners can do to achieve further improvements.
The Welsh Government wants to ensure that the DDRS is a positive educational tool to help ensure that people who commit drink-drive offences do not reoffend. We believe that to achieve this course referral must be easy for Courts to understand, providers should be the best available, and course content should be high-quality, consistent and tailored to meet the specific needs of Wales. The proposed changes in legislation enable us to make these adjustments to the Scheme.
All partners involved in the successful delivery of the DDRS – which includes the Welsh Government, the Courts and providers – have a responsibility to try and reduce instances of drink-driving. Research clearly shows that attendance on the course significantly reduces the likelihood of reoffending, so it is vital that the Scheme remains fit for purpose and we work to encourage more offenders to attend.
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