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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 - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
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- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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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.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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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 »
Affordable Housing Provision, Analysis for 2007-08 to 2009-10
Statistics on Affordable Housing Provision in Wales include information on the number of additional affordable housing units, covering all tenures, delivered across Wales between 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2010. The bulletin supplements the summary information originally published in a statistical first release in November 2010.
The key points from the bulletin are:
- Despite a fall in house prices between 2007 and 2009 both the median and lower quartile house price to earnings ratios were still well above 3.5, which is considered to be the level at which an affordable mortgage can be provided.
- By 31 March 2010, the private sector accounted for 84 per cent of all dwellings, whilst the social rented sector had declined to just 16 per cent, from 21 per cent of total stock in 1991-92.
Affordable Housing Delivered
- Between 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2010, a total of 6,707 additional affordable housing units were delivered across Wales, which exceeds the 6,500 target set for 2011 by 3 per cent.
- Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) have made the largest impact, delivering 83 per cent of all the additional affordable housing over the three years. During this period, RSLs delivered more than half of all additional affordable housing in 21 out of the 22 local authorities and in three, Pembrokeshire, the Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend, RSLs provided 100 per cent.
- A total of 4,037 additional affordable housing units were delivered by RSLs via capital grant funding between 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2010 which is 72 per cent of all RSL provision over the period.
Affordable Housing Provision through the Planning System
- Between 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2010, 26 per cent of all additional affordable housing units delivered were through planning obligations (1,716 units in total).
- Around 2 per cent (149 units) of all additional affordable housing delivered during 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 was through the planning system on rural exception sites.
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