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Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
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Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
- The number of households accepted as homeless fell during 2013-14 and this decrease continued into the first quarter of 2014-15. However during the July to September quarter 2014-15 acceptances rose by 9 per cent compared with the same quarter of the previous year to 1,365 households despite a decrease in the number of decisions made on homeless applications.
- During the July to September quarter 2014-15, the number of single person households accepted as homeless increased. They accounted for 52 per cent of all acceptances during the quarter compared with 55 per cent a year earlier.
Households in Temporary Accommodation
- The number of households placed in temporary accommodation has been increasing for a number of years. However at the end of September 2014 there were 2,300 households in temporary accommodation which is 7 per cent less than the end of September 2013.
- The decrease in the number of households in Bed &Breakfast (B&B) accommodation seen at the end of 2013-14 has continued. At the end of September 2014 there were 215 households in B&B accommodation which is a decrease of 13 per cent compared with the end of September 2013. Of those in B&B accommodation at the end of September 2014 there were 15 families with children, which is similar to the previous year.
From April 2014, new data covering the prevention and relief of homelessness was collected from the Local Authorities in Wales. The information collected will be published on StatsWales once a complete and accurate dataset is available.
Following a consultation on a range of proposals relating to official statistics, statutory homelessness information will continue to be collected and published, via StatsWales, on a quarterly basis however publication of the full quarterly statistical report will be replaced with a twice yearly statistical report.
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