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Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

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10National indicators and annual well-being report

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(1)The Welsh Ministers must—

(a)publish indicators (“national indicators”) that must be applied for the purpose of measuring progress towards the achievement of the well-being goals, and

(b)lay a copy of the national indicators before the National Assembly.

(2)A national indicator—

(a)must be expressed as a value or characteristic that can be measured quantitatively or qualitatively against a particular outcome;

(b)may be measured over such period of time as the Welsh Ministers consider appropriate;

(c)may be measurable in relation to Wales or any part of Wales.

(3)The Welsh Ministers must set milestones in relation to the national indicators which the Welsh Ministers consider would assist in measuring whether progress is being made towards the achievement of the well-being goals.

(4)In setting a milestone the Welsh Ministers must specify—

(a)the criteria for determining whether the milestone has been achieved (by reference to the value or characteristic by which the indicator is measured), and

(b)the time by which the milestone is to be achieved.

(5)If the well-being goals are amended, the Welsh Ministers must review the national indicators and milestones.

(6)If, on a review under subsection (5), the Welsh Ministers determine that one or more of the national indicators or milestones are no longer appropriate, they must revise it or them.

(7)The Welsh Ministers may at any other time review and revise the national indicators and milestones.

(8)Where the Welsh Ministers revise the national indicators and milestones under subsection (6) or (7), they must as soon as reasonably practicable—

(a)publish the indicators and milestones as revised, and

(b)lay a copy of them before the National Assembly.

(9)Before publishing national indicators and milestones (including indicators and milestones revised under subsection (6) or (7)), the Welsh Ministers must consult—

(a)the Commissioner;

(b)the other public bodies;

(c)such other persons as they consider appropriate.

(10)The Welsh Ministers must, in respect of each financial year beginning after the date on which national indicators are published under subsection (1), publish a report (an “annual well-being report”) on the progress made towards the achievement of the well-being goals by reference to the national indicators and milestones.

(11)An annual well-being report under subsection (10) must specify the periods of time to which the measurement of each indicator relates.

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