New deal for the education workforce »Delivering our ambitions for learners in Wales will need the full commitment of a highly skilled and professional workforce.Learn more »
Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
Many buildings across the Welsh Government’s estate along with Cadw’s monuments will be in darkness this Saturday when lights are switched off in support of the WWF’s Earth Hour.
- New plans to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents
- Call for evidence on the use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
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Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
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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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Public Sector Broadband Aggregation in Wales
Investment in Public Sector Broadband Aggregation and intelecommunications infrastructure are key Welsh Government and widerpublic sector commitments.
What is Public Sector Broadband Aggregation (PSBA)?
PSBA is a managed network which connects nearly all areas of the public sector in Wales to a private network (essentially a secure internet for public sector use only). The PSBA ‘members’ are known as Recipient Organisations (ROs), and span local authorities, health service, schools, further and higher education and emergency services.
PSBA is one of the major success stories in the Welsh public sector. PSBA shows how collaboration across the public sector can deliver real financial and strategic benefits. It offers a tangible opportunity to reduce operating costs for all public services, and to radically improve the way that all aspects of government collaborate and deliver improved services.
Who are the partner organisations?
The majority of the public sector organisations in Wales are connected to the network and benefit from better, faster network connections and collaborative cost savings. These 85 Recipient Organisations (ROs) cover more than 3,000 sites.
Better by design
The design of the network means that sites, not organisations are connected to a common network enabling better information sharing. The design also makes it much easier for organisations to match the capacity of their local network connections to their access requirements.
Health organisations are being given greater bandwidth to support clinical image transfer and general growth in data traffic. Universities, through the Joint Academic Network (Janet), are able to handle very large amounts of data for research and development needs.
Ensuring the Public Sector in Wales has access to a high quality, value for money PSBA network is crucially important. 2014 is an exciting time for PSBA, as the network contract is being re-procured for up to 14 years.
The new contract will be ‘evergreen’, with the supplier continuing to improve the network and maximise value for money.