Appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales »The current Children's Commissioner's tenure will come to an end on 28 February 2015.Learn more »
Assembly to vote on landmark Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
Assembly to vote on landmark Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill.
- Launch of Creative Learning through the Arts – an Action Plan for Wales
- 34,000 alcohol-related hospital admissions cost Welsh NHS £109m a year
- Assembly to vote on landmark Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Developing a Landfill Disposals Tax
- Collection and publication of fire statistics
- Talk to me 2
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
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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.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
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 information on new house building is based on the reports of local authority building inspectors and the National House Building Council (NHBC), which is a private approved inspector. It does not include information from other private approved inspectors.
- On an annual basis, the number of new dwellings started increased by 9 per cent during 2013-14, compared with the previous year and this increase has continued into the first half of 2014-15. During July to September 2014-15 there were 1,857 new dwellings started an increase of over a fifth (21 per cent) on the same quarter of 2013-14. This was the highest quarterly figure since April to June 2008-09, though the number of starts still remains below the level seen prior to the economic downturn.
- The number of new dwellings completed annually increased by 7 per cent during 2013-14 and, as with starts, this increase has continued into 2014-15. During July to September 2014-15, a total of 1,483 new dwellings were completed which is 2 per cent more than the same quarter of 2013-14.
- During July to September 2014-15, the number of private sector completions increased by 3 per cent from the previous year to 1,298 dwellings. RSL completions however fell by 3 per cent to 185 dwellings. There were no local authority dwellings completed during the quarter.
Quarterly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually. The information published on StatsWales includes local authority level data as well as the number of new dwellings completed by dwelling type and number of bedrooms.
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