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 »
£5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
A £5million interest free loan scheme will improve local sport and recreation facilities across Wales and encourage more people to get physically active.
- Schools and workplaces acting to restrict e-cigarette use
- New package to attract doctors to Wales
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Proposed changes to the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations and Local Development Orders
- Regulations as provided for by the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015
- Compulsory Microchipping of Dogs in Wales
- 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
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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The evidence for legislative controls on sunbeds.
The evidence to introduce legislative controls on sunbeds is very strong. The Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE), a UK Expert Committee, published a report in June 2009.
One of its main recommendations was to ban people under the age of 18 from using these devices. The Welsh Assembly’s Health, Wellbeing and Local Government Committee Report of its inquiry into ‘the use and regulation of sunbeds in Wales’ made similar recommendations to those made by COMARE.
The International Agency on Research into Cancer has raised sunbeds into its highest classification category as "carcinogenic to humans".
On 8 April 2011, a ban on businesses allowing under-18s to use sunbeds on their premises came into force in Wales and England through the introduction of the Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010.
The Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 (Wales) Regulations 2011 (external link) came into force on Monday 31 October 2011 adding further controls on sunbed use in Wales.
Though this legislation the Welsh Government has provided local authorities the tools they need in order to protect children and adult sunbed users in Wales . Local authorities are responsible for enforcing the Regulations on sunbed premises.
SunSmart (external link, English only)
The Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 (external link, English only)
Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) (external link, English only)