Further funding for traineeships announced by Deputy Minister
Deputy Minister Julie James has delivered more good news for vocational learners by announcing funding of almost £90 million for traineeships in Wales.
- Special service to mark VJ Day to be held in Cardiff
- Credit union success: Swansea prisoners banking on a brighter future
- Further funding for traineeships announced by Deputy Minister
- Further secondary legislation for development management
- Non-Domestic Rating (Definition of a Domestic Property) (Wales) Order 2015 and Guidance for Ratepayers
- Draft statutory guidance on the National Training Framework on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Developments of National Significance
- Closure of the Conwy Bay and Estuary Mussel Fishery
- Geological Disposal of Higher Activity Radioactive Waste: Community Engagement and Implementation Processes
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Section highlightTaxes in Wales
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1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
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An annual report that presents information on the amount of housing units that were empty, the number of housing units rented to tenants and the number of social housing tenants who were in rent arrears.
- Both the number and the percentage of vacant social housing stock increased very slightly during 2013-14. At the 31st March 2014, a total of 4,312 social housing units (1.9 per cent of all social housing stock) were vacant, up by less than 1 per cent on the previous year.
- Housing units vacant for more than 6 months decreased by 10 per cent, compared to the end of March 2013. As a result, 30 per cent of all vacant social housing had been empty for more than 6 months, at 31st March 2014 compared with 33 per cent a year earlier.
- New lettings of social housing stock increased during 2013-14, to 24,471. The majority (59 per cent) of these continued to be from housing waiting lists, with a further 28 per cent through transfers and exchanges and 13 per cent through priority lettings to homeless households. During 2013-14, transfers and exchanges were up by 18 per cent on the previous year.
- The number and percentage of all social housing tenancies in rent arrears increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 33 per cent, during 2013-14. The percentage of tenancies in rent arrears for 13 weeks or more also increased, to 2.2 per cent.
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