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 »
£17m EU-backed project to support Welsh job-seekers announced at St David's Day reception in Brussels
- 56% of food businesses in Wales get top food hygiene ratings
- Support for Wales YFC announced
- £17m EU-backed project to support Welsh job-seekers announced at St David's Day reception in Brussels
- Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Talk to me 2
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
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
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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