UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report »The Wales report highlights the risks to our economy, communities and environment from flooding and heat.Learn more »
First Minister holds Extraordinary British-Irish Council Summit to discuss Brexit
The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones has convened an extraordinary meeting of the British-Irish Council (BIC) to discuss the outcome of the EU referendum.
- Public Health Minister accepts new recommendations on Vitamin D intake
- Tourism industry ready for an EPIC summer
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- First Minister holds Extraordinary British-Irish Council Summit to discuss Brexit
- Consultation on The Local Authorities (Calculations of Council Tax Base) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016
- Welsh Language Standards – Improving services for Welsh speakers within the health sector
- Proposed Technical Advice Note (TAN) 24: The Historic Environment
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Featured consultation »Proposed technical advice note 24: The historic environment
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Section highlightLand Transaction Tax
Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS)
An annual report which includes information on the progress made by social landlords (local authorities and registered social landlords) in achieving the WHQS for all their stock.
- The number of social housing dwellings that are compliant with the WHQS (including acceptable fails) continues to increase. At 31 March 2015, 72 per cent of social housing dwellings (159,317 dwellings) were compliant with the WHQS (including acceptable fails) compared to 67 per cent a year earlier.
- Levels of WHQS compliance continue to be higher for registered social landlords (RSLs), with 87 per cent of RSL dwellings achieving WHQS compliance (including acceptable fails) at 31 March 2015 compared to 48 per cent of local authority dwellings.
- The components that continued to show the highest level of WHQS compliance (including acceptable fails) for all social landlords were ‘Mains powered smoke detectors’ and ’Windows’, whilst ‘Energy rating (SAP ≥ 65) ‘ and ‘Gardens and external storage’ had the lowest compliance at 31 March 2015.
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