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 »
Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are integral to Wales’ national identity and are recognised internationally.
- £6.2 million IT investment in North Wales healthcare
- Funding for new Life Sciences Innovation Village in Cardiff
- Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
- Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
- Provisions for the proposed Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) 2015 and amendments to the Compensation and Pension Schemes 2007
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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Wales Employment and Skills Board (WESB)
It provides the employer perspective to Welsh Government Ministers on employment and skills matters, with a view to ensuring delivery is better aligned to the needs of employers and individuals across Wales. The board was established as an independent advisory Board in 2008.
WESB is chaired by the Wales Commissioner to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, and has broad employer representation from both the public and private sector. The Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology attends in an observer capacity. Meetings are held quarterly.
The core membership of WESB is comprised of the following:
- Chair: the Wales Commissioner for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills
- Employer representative bodies: the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)
- Wales TUC
- Employers from a broad range of sectors
- Welsh Government officials: Group Director of Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, Deputy Director, Employment and Skills, and Deputy Director, Strategic Policy, Department for Economy, Science and Transport (DES&T).
WESB also provides support to the Wales Commissioner in reflecting the policy issues, needs and priorities in Wales, and provides a mechanism for the Wales Commissioner to feed back to Welsh Government Ministers and other stakeholders on the work of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.
If you would like more information about WESB, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (external link) is a publicly funded, industry-led organisation that offers guidance on skills and employment issues in the UK.
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