Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
New service to help people across Wales save on energy, waste and water
The Welsh Government has launched a marketing campaign to urge the public to contact the Welsh Government’s Resource Efficient Wales helpline.
- Plan unveiled to signpost visitors to Welsh culinary gems
- Ground-breaking Acts receive Royal Assent
- New service to help people across Wales save on energy, waste and water
- Welsh Government Draft Equality Objectives for 2016-2020
- Future arrangements for the Welsh Government’s Equality and Inclusion Programme for 2017-2020
- Consultation on guidance for commissioning substance misuse services
- Raising the ambitions and educational attainment of children who are looked after in Wales
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Tax devolution in Wales - Consultation on a Land Transaction Tax
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
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.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Legislative Programme 2012-13
The following bills will be introduced over the next 12 months:
- The Local Democracy Bill will bring greater transparency around local elections and the activities of local representatives. It will also make reforms to the structure and functions of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales.
- The Control of Dogs Bill will seek to introduce key changes to current Dangerous Dogs legislation to protect the public by promoting responsible dog ownership.
- The Human Transplantation Bill will provide for an opt-out system of organ donation that would improve the rates of donation in Wales.
- The Social Services (Wales) Bill will provide a coherent legal framework to transform social services in Wales. Changes will be made in order to meet the changing social expectations and changing demography which will enable people of all ages to maximise their wellbeing.
- The Active Travel Bill will introduce a duty to provide walking and cycling paths in areas to help the people of Wales become healthier, more active and more environmentally aware.
- The Further and Higher Education Bill will, subject to stakeholder views, enable the Government to: increase flexibilities and freedoms of further education colleges, recognising the maturity and responsiveness of the colleges since becoming autonomous bodies in 1993; seek to reform the functions of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales; and introduce a more co-ordinated approach between all providers of post-16 education.
- The Education (Wales) Bill will set out a number of proposals. These will include: requirements for the registration of the education workforce; reform of the statutory framework for children and young people with special educational needs, and the registration of children of compulsory school age who are home educated.
The First Minister said that his Government wanted to create a public service working environment which values and supports public service workers. It would be looking to introduce measures to ensure public service workers in Wales are treated fairly and consistently. It would also provide Welsh Ministers with specific powers to issue statutory guidance on workforce matters and to strengthen partnership working arrangements. The Government is currently consulting on a Public service Workforce Green Paper and, subject to the consultation responses, will bring forward a Bill in the spring.
In addition to these 8 bills the First Minister said that White Paper consultations would also be conducted on: an Ending Violence Against Women and Domestic Abuse Bill; a Sustainable Development Bill; an Environment Bill and a consultation on a Tenancy Reform Bill.