In this section
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 »
Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
Minister for Housing and Regeneration Carl Sargeant has launched a White Paper for consultation on the Welsh Government’s legislative proposals to improve arrangements for renting homes.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Culture Minister pledges support to Welsh broadcast industry
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
In this section
- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
In this section
Section highlightAccess to information
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 »
- 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
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
27 days left
In this section
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 »
Social Housing Stock and Rent, as at 31 March 2012
The latest release updates the statistics on social housing stock previously released on 16 November 2011 and the statistics on social housing rents previously published on 23 November 2011.
The information on social housing stock and social housing rents has been published together in this release for the first time.
The key points from the latest release are:
- There continues to be a slight increase in social housing stock, with 237,217 (r) social landlord dwellings, bedsits and bedspaces (i.e. housing units) in Wales at 31 March 2012. Since March 2011, social housing stock increased by less than 1 per cent and the rate of social housing remained relatively unchanged at around 18 units per 100 households.
- At 31 March 2012, 63 per cent of all social housing stock was owned by RSLs; and RSLs owned all social housing in half of the authorities across Wales.
- Between 2003-04 and 2012-13 rent levels within the social housing sector have increased across all property types, with the overall average for all self-contained housing rising by around 50 per cent for local authorities and 49 per cent for registered social landlords (RSLS).
- Local authority rent levels for self-contained general needs housing continue to remain below those of the RSLs, with an overall average per week of £71.10 for 2012-13, compared to £73.50 (r) for RSLs. The gap between local authority and RSL rents however has increased slightly over the last year with the difference now 3.4 per cent compared to 2.5 (r) per cent in 2011-12.
The original release was published on 26 July and the data shown on social housing stock was subsequently used to pre-populate the data collection forms used for another data collection exercise which covered the progress made by social landlords towards achieving the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) for their stock. During the collection of information on the quality of social housing (WHQS) a number of social landlords reported revisions to their previously validated stock and rents data. Therefore this release has been revised to take account of those changes.
Tel: 029 2082 5055
July 2013 (provisional - to be confirmed on the 'Due Out Soon' page)