Recycling still on the up in Wales
More local authorities than ever are hitting their recycling targets according to new figures published today.
- Hi-tech engineering facility in Mid Wales opened by First Minister
- Two more Carwyn Connect dates announced
Featured Article »Celebrating success in the creative and arts sectors in Wales
- Recycling still on the up in Wales
- A call for proposals on a migrant Roma strategy for Wales
- Draft Statutory Guidance on Multi-Agency Collaboration in respect of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- A framework for managing the night time economy in Wales
- Charging guidance to Ofwat (the economic regulator of the water sector)
- Care and Support (Business Failure) (Wales) Regulations 2015 and the Care and Support (Provision of Health Services) (Wales) Regulations 2015, stemming from the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014
Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
The act puts in place delivery structures, processes and procedures to make Wales’ planning system fit for the 21st century.
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.
1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
The 1st supplementary budget proposes a number of changes to the final budget for 2015-16, which was published in December 2014.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
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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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