Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Our special relationship must boost trade and remove barriers - First Minister’s message ahead of United States visit
First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones is travelling to America today to meet with political representatives and business leaders in Washington and New York.
- Welsh Government flies the flag for Wales in celebration of St David’s Day
- Valleys Taskforce rolls into town
- Our special relationship must boost trade and remove barriers - First Minister’s message ahead of United States visit
Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Welsh public library standards
The Welsh public library standards measure the performance of library services across Wales.
The Welsh public library standards allow us to assess whether library services in Wales are complying with their duties under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 Act. They also assess the efficiency of the delivery of library services in Wales.
Libraries making a difference
"Libraries making a difference" is the 5th Welsh public library standards framework. The previous 4 frameworks have helped local authorities in Wales to improve in a number of areas. We have issued the 5th framework to continue this work.
Benefits of the framework
The framework encourages local authorities to ensure that the public can benefit from:
- the provision of suitable and appropriate access to public library service points
- a suitable and appropriate range of materials and activities available
- access to adequate levels of staffing and a skilled workforce
- adequate capital investment in buildings, effective ICT and efficient managements systems for their library service.
For the first time local authorities can include community managed libraries in their 2014-15 returns. In consultation with local authorities we have drawn up guidance on what requirements community managed libraries must meet in order to be included. “Community managed libraries and the statutory provision of public library service in Wales” provides detailed guidance.