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Congratulations to GCSE pupils on results day - Kirsty Williams
The Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has offered her congratulations to students across Wales celebrating their GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate results today.
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- Congratulations to GCSE pupils on results day - Kirsty Williams
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- National Strategy on Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence - A framework for delivery 2016 - 2021
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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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