Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
Major improvements in the resilience and safety of the A55 will be carried out over the next three years as a result of capital investment by the Welsh Government.
- Jobs Growth Wales reaches record high
- Building a world class qualifications system for Wales
- Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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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
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
Self-catering accommodation grading scheme changes
The common standards scheme for self-catering accommodation has been operational in Wales since 2007. Visit Wales and the other common standards partners have undertaken research (independently and jointly) to assess the impact of harmonisation. This research also helps us to understand how the schemes need to further develop to meet the needs of the consumer and the industry.
The partners have been meeting on a regular basis. Following discussions with WASCO (Wales Association of Self-Catering Operators) and AWA (Association of Welsh Agents) we will implement changes as detailed in the document below. We will not seek to implement all changes discussed and suggest that operators work towards a best practice scenario.
Any new assessments from April 2012 will be undertaken according to the revised criteria. Existing business will be given until March 2014 to undertake any changes (if appropriate) to retain current star grading.
If you feel that you could possibly now obtain a higher rating due to the changes in the criteria, or if you’ve any other queries, please contact us on 0845 010 8020 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .