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 »
First Minister news conference
First Minister Carwyn Jones has held a press conference following the outcome of the Scottish Referendum result.
- Extra Safe Routes in Communities funding for Bridgend schools
- Ground-breaking North Wales clothing export centre opened
- First Minister news conference
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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 »
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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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An annual report that presents information on the amount of housing units that were empty, the number of housing units rented to tenants and the number of social housing tenants who were in rent arrears.
- Both the number of vacant housing units and the percentage of vacant social housing stock increased during 2012-13. At the 31 March 2013, 4,381 social housing units (1.9 per cent of all social housing stock) were vacant, up by 12 per cent on the previous year.
- Housing units vacant for more than 6 months followed a similar trend, increasing by 30 per cent compared to the end of March 2012. As a result just under a third (32 per cent) of all vacant social housing had been empty for more than 6 months at 31 March 2013.
- New lettings of social housing stock, which had been falling since 2009-10, increased slightly during 2012-13 to 21,494 new lettings. The majority (56 per cent) of these continued to be via housing waiting lists, with a further 17 per cent via priority lettings to homeless households.
- The number and percentage of all social housing tenancies in rent arrears fell gradually between 2008-09 and 2011-12, however during 2012-13 the number increased whilst the percentage remained at 32 per cent. However the percentage of tenancies in rent arrears for 13 weeks or more remained unchanged at 2 per cent.
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