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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.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2013-14 »
The 2nd Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2013-14, which was published on 25 June 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
The information on new house building is based on the reports of local authority building inspectors and the National House Building Council (NHBC), which is a private approved inspector. It does not include information from other private approved inspectors.
- On an annual basis, more new dwellings were started in 2012-13 than in 2011-12. This increase has continued into 2013-14 with more starts recorded in each quarter of the year than in the previous two years. During October to December 2013-14 there were 1,305 new dwellings started, up by 6 per cent on the same quarter of 2012-13.
- While fewer new dwellings were completed in Wales in 2012-13, than in any other year, completions have increased during the first three quarters of 2013-14. During October to December 2013-14 there were 1,560 dwellings completed, which is a 6 per cent increase compared to the same quarter in 2012-13.
- During the October to December quarter 2013-14, private sector completions were up by 10 per cent on the previous year at 1,401 dwellings. Over the financial year to December 2013, a total of 3,965 dwellings were completed by the private sector which is the highest number for the first three quarters of the year since 2009-10.
- Conversely, RSL completions during the October to December quarter 2013-14 were down by 16 per cent on the previous year at 159 dwellings. Information from the affordable housing data collection also shows a downward trend in the provision of additional affordable housing by RSLs over the last two years and a substantial proportion of this provision is likely to be new house building.
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