Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Avian Influenza – Next Steps
Following the announcement to declare a new Avian Influenza Prevention Zone the Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales is reminding bird keepers to be prepared ahead of its implementation next Tuesday.
- Out of Work Service funding extended until 2020
- Carwyn Connect heads to Penygraig
- Avian Influenza – Next Steps
Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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 2016, 79 per cent of social housing dwellings (177,219 dwellings) were compliant with the WHQS (including acceptable fails) compared to 72 per cent a year earlier.
- Levels of WHQS compliance continue to be higher for registered social landlords (RSLs), with 96 per cent of RSL dwellings achieving WHQS compliance (including acceptable fails) at 31 March 2016 compared to 54 per cent of local authority dwellings.
- At 31 March 2016, across all social housing, the most common reason given for an acceptable fail was ‘Timing of Remedy’ occurring in 49 per cent of compliant dwellings that contained at least one acceptable fail.
- The two components that showed the highest percentage of WHQS compliance (including acceptable fails) at 31 March 2016 were ‘Mains powered smoke detectors’ and ‘Central heating Systems’ at 99 per cent and 98 per cent respectively.
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