Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Avian Influenza – Next Steps
Following the announcement to declare a new Avian Influenza Prevention Zone the Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales is reminding bird keepers to be prepared ahead of its implementation next Tuesday.
- Out of Work Service funding extended until 2020
- Carwyn Connect heads to Penygraig
- Avian Influenza – Next Steps
Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
An annual report which includes information on number of dwellings liable for council tax, banding, discounts and exemptions.
- The total number of dwellings liable for council tax in Wales for 2017-18, has risen by 10,966 or 0.8% over the previous year to 1,369,946. For calculating Revenue Support Grant, this total is equivalent to 1,228,695 band D dwellings. Newport shows the highest increase of band D equivalent dwellings at 2.6%.
- Rhondda Cynon Taf has the highest number of band A dwellings (44,059). Blaenau Gwent has the highest proportion of dwellings in band A (59%), Monmouthshire has the lowest (1%).
- Around a third of dwellings in Wales receive a 25% discount, generally due to being occupied by only one person liable for council tax.
- There are 56,064 dwellings in Wales that are exempt from council tax. This represents 3.9% of all dwellings. The largest exempt category is empty and unfurnished at 17,621, followed by student dwellings at 15,189, with 5,855 dwellings being exempt as a result of being vacant on death.
- For the first time, 5 local authorities are charging a long term empty home premium and 5 are charging a second home premium.
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