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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
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Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
The Welsh Ministers regulate registered social landlords registered in Wales, which are more commonly known as ‘housing associations’.
We work to:
protect the interests of current and future tenants and other service users;
ensure good quality social housing, in terms of the Welsh Housing Quality Standard, services which meet tenants’ needs, value for money, and financial viability;
and maintain the confidence of funders.
What we do
We register and regulate independent housing associations throughout Wales. We aim to use public reports and, where appropriate, direct intervention, to protect the interests of current and future tenants, and other service users. We help landlords to improve their governance, financial management and landlord services. We also help to ensure that housing associations can continue to attract private finance at competitive rates to build and improve affordable homes for people in housing need.
How we work
Our approach is guided by the Regulatory Framework for Housing Associations Registered in Wales, which is underpinned by our commitment to put tenants at the heart of regulation. You can find out more about this and download a copy of the regulatory framework below. We consult key stakeholders about proposed changes to policy. Current and previous consultations will be available in the consultation area of this site.
We publish “Delivery outcomes” (standards of performance) that we expect landlords to meet. These are detailed in the Regulatory Framework and have been agreed with the sector and Community Housing Cymru, which represents housing associations. The delivery outcomes provide a framework for assessment of performance and for housing associations to self-assess their own strengths and areas for improvement.
Our work is overseen by the Regulatory Board for Wales, with support from members of the Tenant Advisory Panel.