Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
Wales’ Finance Minister Jane Hutt has responded to the UK Government’s Autumn Statement – saying that it has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales.
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- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
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- Implementation of Commission Directive 2013/45/EU concerning the change to the botanical name of tomato
- School term dates regulations
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
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Consultation on tackling ‘bad debt’ within the water industry in Wales
What is bad debt?
‘Bad debt’ comes from unpaid bills that are written off by a company as a loss. This is because:
- the debt cannot be collected (all reasonable efforts to collect it having been made)
- the cost of further action to collect the debt is more than the debt itself.
The cost of debt from non-payment of water bills is covered by all paying customers. In Wales, this currently adds approximately £20 per year to each bill. At present, the occupier of a property is liable for payment of water bills. But some people do not pay their bills and many water debtors are tenants. We want to help the water and sewerage industry to reduce this debt to help lower bills and help tackle poverty.
Section 144C of the Water Industry Act 1991 allows information on tenants to be given to water and sewerage companies.
We are seeking views upon the “Water and Sewerage Information (Non-owner Occupiers) Regulations” to enable the provision of this information for properties served by water and sewerage companies operating wholly or mainly in Wales.
The Regulations will place a duty on landlords to provide details of their own address along with a tenant’s name, date of birth and the date they started occupancy. If landlords did not provide this information they would become jointly liable for payment of water charges at the tenanted property.
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