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
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- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
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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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ESF Development and Priority Delivery Project
Total budget is now £ 17 million.
The Development and Priority Delivery Project enables the delivery of a number of citizen focused initiatives to deepen the impact of the 15 Local Service Boards (LSBs).
The project focus is ‘learning by doing’. Delivery of locally and regionally generated projects will drive the system change and support cultural changes needed to transform public services through more effective collaborative working enabling us to:
- work with LSBs, or groups of LSBs to generate and fund projects which build on recent innovation but are more ambitious and strategic
- work with the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) , Regional Partnership Boards (RPBs), Communities First Partnerships (CFPs), local Community Voluntary Services (CVC) and Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) thereby supporting collaboration at regional, local and community level in the Convergence area
- build the skills and expertise required to deliver change across organisational boundaries. This will support the work of the Efficiency and Innovation Programme and Board, particularly the new models of service delivery workstream
- step up the process of learning transfer through learning networks and secondments.
The opportunity to draw down European funding helps to increase the number of change projects led by the LSBs, and in particular to accelerate joint projects stimulating collaboration across a number of LSBs, the RPBs, CFPs and CVCs.
What are the Convergence Areas?
The Convergence area contains the 15 Local Authorities: Isle of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Torfaen.
For further information, visit the WEFO website