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Government of Wales Act 2006

“Inclusive” approach to exercise of functions

Section 75: Business scheme

277.Under this section, the Welsh Ministers must make a business scheme setting out how they propose to take account of the interests of business in exercising their functions. The scheme must specify how the Welsh Ministers propose to carry out consultation about the exercise of their functions in relation to matters affecting the interests of business, and how they propose to consider the impact of the exercise of their functions on the interests of business.

278.The Welsh Ministers are obliged to keep the business scheme under review and may remake or revise it. Before making, remaking or revising the scheme, the Welsh Ministers are obliged to consult such organisations representing business (including trade unions) and such other organisations, as they consider appropriate. They are obliged to publish the scheme once made or remade, as well as revisions to the scheme, and must lay the same before the Assembly.

279.The Welsh Ministers must publish reports of how the proposals set out in the business scheme have been implemented. The first report must be published within the two year period beginning with the day on which the first business scheme is made. Subsequent reports must be published at intervals of no more than two years. These reports must be laid before the Assembly.

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