Review of the legislation managing the Welsh crustacean fisheries »The crustacean fisheries are the mainstay of the Welsh fishing industry, with £3.8 million worth of crustaceans landed into Wales in 2012.Learn more »
Historic New Tax Powers for Wales
Minister for Finance and Government Business, Jane Hutt, has launched an historic consultation that paves the way for new tax powers for Wales - the first piece of Welsh tax legislation since 1283.
- Launch of 10-year plan for early years, childcare and play workforce
- Construction begins on new £15m emergency services centre for Wrexham
- Historic New Tax Powers for Wales
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- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government
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Featured consultation »Draft guidance on notifiable event for registered social landlords
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Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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Estimates of the total number of dwellings are based on data from the population censuses updated annually to take account of new house building and demolitions. The breakdown of dwelling stock estimates by tenure is estimated from 2011 Census information and information from the Annual Population Survey, local authority returns and registered social landlord (RSL) returns.
- It is estimated that the total number of dwellings in Wales continues to grow steadily, with an estimated 1.4 million dwellings at the 31 March 2013, which represents an increase of 9 per cent since 2000-01.
- The majority of dwellings within Wales continue to be owner occupied(1) (70 per cent of all dwellings); however the percentage of owner occupied dwellings has fallen in recent years.
- It is estimated that the number of private sector dwellings has increased steadily over the last ten years. This is largely due to the increase in the number of privately rented dwellings which were estimated to account for 14 per cent of all dwellings at 31 March 2013.
- In the social sector, whilst it is estimated the number of dwellings rented from local authorities has decreased by more than half since 2000-01, the number rented from Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) has more than doubled over the same period. Overall though, there has been a general fall in proportion of social sector dwellings which were estimated to account for 16 per cent of all dwellings at 31 March 2013.
(1) Includes intermediate tenures and other tenures not socially or privately rented.
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