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 »
Welsh Government and GPC Wales agree new GP contract for Wales
A new two-year contract to cut out more red tape from GPs’ workloads in Wales has been agreed by the Welsh Government and GPC Wales.
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- Welsh Government and GPC Wales agree new GP contract for Wales
- 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
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- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
Featured consultation »Use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
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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
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 of vacant housing units and the percentage of vacant social housing stock increased during 2012-13. At the 31 March 2013, 4,381 social housing units (1.9 per cent of all social housing stock) were vacant, up by 12 per cent on the previous year.
- Housing units vacant for more than 6 months followed a similar trend, increasing by 30 per cent compared to the end of March 2012. As a result just under a third (32 per cent) of all vacant social housing had been empty for more than 6 months at 31 March 2013.
- New lettings of social housing stock, which had been falling since 2009-10, increased slightly during 2012-13 to 21,494 new lettings. The majority (56 per cent) of these continued to be via housing waiting lists, with a further 17 per cent via priority lettings to homeless households.
- The number and percentage of all social housing tenancies in rent arrears fell gradually between 2008-09 and 2011-12, however during 2012-13 the number increased whilst the percentage remained at 32 per cent. However the percentage of tenancies in rent arrears for 13 weeks or more remained unchanged at 2 per cent.
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