New appointments to the Arts Council of Wales
Economy and Infrastructure Secretary, Ken Skates, has today announced the appointment of two new members to the Arts Council of Wales. (ACW).
- Caernarfon Castle welcomes nearly 40,000 visitors during its first fortnight hosting Poppies: Weeping Window
- Half a million pounds to improve access to Wales’ Great Outdoors
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- New appointments to the Arts Council of Wales
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Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
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Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015
This Act is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.
Our short animation explains the positive impact the Well-being of Future Generations Act will have throughout Megan’s life and tells you more about what we are doing and why.
The Act will make the public bodies listed in the Act think more about the long term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined-up approach.
This new law will mean that, for the first time, public bodies listed in the Act must do what they do in a sustainable way.
Public bodies need to make sure that when making their decisions they take into account the impact they could have on people living their lives in Wales in the future.
It will expect them to:
- work together better
- involve people reflecting the diversity of our communities
- look to the long term as well as focusing on now
- take action to try and stop problems getting worse - or even stop them happening in the first place.
The Act establishes a statutory Future Generations Commissioner for Wales (external link), whose role is to act as a guardian for the interests of future generations in Wales, and to support the public bodies listed in the Act to work towards achieving the well-being goals.
The Act also establishes Public Services Boards (PSBs) for each local authority area in Wales. Each PSB must improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of its area by working to achieve the well-being goals.
You can find out more about the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act by downloading our overview ‘The Essentials’.
National Conversation: The Wales We Want
Over the last 12 months a pilot national conversation has been taking place for you to tell us the Wales you want to see, both now and in the future. You can read the final summary report, and get involved in the next stage of the conversation by visiting the Wales We Want (external link).