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 »
Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
Major improvements in the resilience and safety of the A55 will be carried out over the next three years as a result of capital investment by the Welsh Government.
- Jobs Growth Wales reaches record high
- Building a world class qualifications system for Wales
- Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- 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 »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
Social housing vacancies, lettings and arrears
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 2011-12. At the 31 March 2012, 3,943 social housing units (1.7 per cent) were vacant, up by 10 per cent on the previous year.
- Housing units vacant for more than 6 months followed a similar trend, increasing by 8 per cent compared to the end of March 2011. As a result over a quarter (28 per cent) of all vacant social housing had been empty for more than 6 months at 31 March 2012. However the percentage of all social housing which has been vacant for more than 6 months remained unchanged at around 0.5 per cent.
- New lettings of social housing stock have continued to fall since 2009-10, with 21,386 new lettings during 2011-12. The majority (56 per cent) of these continued to be via housing waiting lists, with a further 20 per cent via priority lettings to homeless households.
- Since 2008-09 the number and percentage of social housing tenancies in rent arrears has gradually been falling with just under a third (31 per cent) of all social housing tenancies in rent arrears at 31 March 2012. However the percentage of tenancies in rent arrears for 13 weeks or more remained unchanged at 2 per cent.
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