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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
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See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
Competent person schemes
These schemes were introduced to allow individuals and enterprises to self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations.
This is an alternative to submitting a building notice or using an approved inspector.
- enhances compliance with the Building Regulations
- reduces costs for firms joining recognized schemes
- promotes training and competence within the industry
- should help tackle 'cowboy builders'
- assists local authorities enforce the Regulations.
Since 31 December 2011, we authorise Competent Persons Schemes in Wales.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued new terms of authorisation, including United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation, for all competent persons schemes in England on 7 June 2012.
We have agreed to adopt the same terms in Wales. This provides continuity, value for money and security for scheme operators, members and customers in Wales.
The Competent Persons Schemes are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to BS EN 45011 (a quality assurance standard). UKAS check schemes to make sure that they keep to the required standards.
From 01 January 2012, you should send any new applications to operate schemes in Wales to postal or e-mail address below.
A Competent Person must be registered with a scheme that has been approved by the Government. You can find a Competent Persons Scheme, by visiting the Competent Person Register website (external link). The Register represents the contractors in the building services industry that have been assessed. They can self-certify their work meets the building regulations.
If you need any further advice or help you can contact us by:
Housing and Regeneration Directorate
Telephone: 03000 628 144 / 03000 628 141