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New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
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- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
- Independent Living Fund – future arrangements to support recipients in Wales
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
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This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
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- 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, the number of new dwellings started increased by 9 per cent during 2013-14, compared with the previous year and this increase has continued into the first half of 2014-15. During July to September 2014-15 there were 1,857 new dwellings started an increase of over a fifth (21 per cent) on the same quarter of 2013-14. This was the highest quarterly figure since April to June 2008-09, though the number of starts still remains below the level seen prior to the economic downturn.
- The number of new dwellings completed annually increased by 7 per cent during 2013-14 and, as with starts, this increase has continued into 2014-15. During July to September 2014-15, a total of 1,483 new dwellings were completed which is 2 per cent more than the same quarter of 2013-14.
- During July to September 2014-15, the number of private sector completions increased by 3 per cent from the previous year to 1,298 dwellings. RSL completions however fell by 3 per cent to 185 dwellings. There were no local authority dwellings completed during the quarter.
Quarterly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually. The information published on StatsWales includes local authority level data as well as the number of new dwellings completed by dwelling type and number of bedrooms.
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