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.
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- Ground-breaking North Wales clothing export centre opened
- First Minister news conference
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- Amending the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 to transpose Article 38 of the Offshore Safety Directive
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government
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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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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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Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS)
- At 31 March 2013, 60 per cent of social housing dwellings (133,786(r) dwellings) were compliant with the WHQS (including acceptable fails). This compares with 42 per cent which were WHQS compliant (including acceptable fails) a year earlier.
- A greater percentage of registered social landlord (RSL) dwellings (75 per cent) had achieved WHQS compliance (including acceptable fails) at 31 March 2013 compared to 39 per cent of local authority dwellings.
- The components with the highest level of WHQS compliance (including acceptable fails) for all social landlords were ‘Windows‘ and ‘Mains powered smoke detectors’, whilst ‘Bathrooms’ and ‘Kitchens’ had the lowest compliance at 31 March 2013.
WHQS compliance figures for individual components have been revised. Following publication of the original report on 9th October 2013, it became apparent that a small number of landlords had reported compliance only relating to housing stock improved during 2012-13. However compliance figures should have related to all their housing stock. This information has now been corrected and the report was revised on 20 November 2013. The revisions have no impact on overall WHQS compliance.
(r) Revised 20 November 2013.
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