Taking Wales Forward Programme for Government provides new opportunities
As the First Minister highlights, this is an opportunity to take a new approach. I am encouraged the Welsh Government recognises the need for new ways of working to make the most of its contribution to improving the wellbeing of people – today and in the longer term
Future Generations Commissioner Sophie Howe has responded to the publication of “Taking Wales Forward” – the Programme of Government for Wales.
Speaking today, she said:
“As the First Minister highlights, this is an opportunity to take a new approach. I am encouraged the Welsh Government recognises the need for new ways of working to make the most of its contribution to improving the wellbeing of people – today and in the longer term.
“The key to unlocking the future potential for Wales is involving its citizens in the decisions that affect them and keeping these policies and their delivery rooted in the reality of people’s lives in way which supports them and future generations.
“I am looking forward to working with them and all our public bodies in Wales to support their implementation of the Well-being of Future Generations Act as they deliver on these promises to the public. As the body that introduced the legislation, Welsh Government must set the example to the public sector on implementing the Act.
I also look forward to working with the National Assembly for Wales as it scrutinises the Programme of Government.
Taking Wales Forward provides an opportunity to:
- Make the most of the promises made in a way that prevents problems from getting worse or even from occurring in the first place.
- Focus on how improving the Welsh economy and public services will improve the well-being of future generations.
- Shape the future of Wales in the context of the challenges posed by Brexit.
- Ensure a new approach to budgeting, which deals with the realities of the tough financial climate, whilst protecting the well-being of future generations.
“Taking this approach is essential, not just because of the pressures we are under, but because it makes good sense.”
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Contact the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner on 02921 677 40