Appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales »The current Children's Commissioner's tenure will come to an end on 28 February 2015.Learn more »
£17m EU-backed project to support Welsh job-seekers announced at St David's Day reception in Brussels
Finance Minister, Jane Hutt, has announced a £10 million EU investment for a £17 million initiative to help people affected by redundancy back into work.
- 56% of food businesses in Wales get top food hygiene ratings
- Support for Wales YFC announced
- £17m EU-backed project to support Welsh job-seekers announced at St David's Day reception in Brussels
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Developing a Landfill Disposals Tax
- Talk to me 2
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
Featured consultation »Use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
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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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Archives for the 21st century
Archives for the 21st Century was produced in parallel versions for Wales and England in 2009. It outlines the challenges currently facing the archives sector and highlights the important contributions that archives can make to local communities.
This publication follows a consultation held in summer 2009 generating responses from individuals, organisations and institutions across Wales and England . The finished document incorporates many of these contributors’ suggestions (for further information, and access to the England document, visit the National Archives website.) The National Archives and CyMAL will discuss and agree with key stakeholders an action plan to carry forward its recommendations.
The National Marketing Strategy 2011-2014, with its accompanying Implementation Plan, is a response to Archives for the 21st Century. It seeks to help position archives services to realise their true potential in Wales and to fulfil the vision for archives. It sees the power of archives as:
- Shaping the shared sense of national, community and individual identity
- Providing a stimulating environment for individual, family and lifelong learning
- Sourcing evidence that demonstrates the integrity and judgement of public and private decisions and actions.
The reports have been developed with the support of the strategic partnership body Archives and Records Council Wales (ARCW), and with funding from the Welsh Government. They have identified marketing and online access to archive catalogues as a strategic priority for promoting greater access to archive services in Wales. The National Marketing Strategy and its Implementation Plan will underpin future audience development work for the archive domain in Wales in order to:
- Promote visitor numbers
- Widen access to services and resources
- Identify strengths and weaknesses in current marketing provision and assist in identifying future work programmes.