Posts in Category: Housing

Welsh Government changes to Supporting People funding arrangements 

In response to Welsh Government’s recent announcement in respect of Supporting People Programme funding arrangements, Councillor Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), WLGA Spokesperson for Finance, said: “Local government is committed to working with ... read more
 
Friday, 27 October 2017 Categories: Housing News

WLGA thanks Gwynedd Council Leader for his public service 

Council and also from his roles as Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) Deputy Presiding Officer, Plaid Group Leader and Spokesperson for Housing and the Welsh Language in May 2017. Commenting on the announcement Cllr Bob Wellington, Leader... read more
 
Friday, 09 December 2016 Categories: Housing Lifelong Learning News

'Right to Buy' suspension to help meet social housing demand in Wales 

A number of local councils are exploring a five year suspension of ‘Right to Buy’ to secure the future supply of social housing in Wales. Commenting on proposals to suspend ‘Right to Buy’ in Wales, a Welsh Local Government Association... read more
 
Thursday, 10 March 2016 Categories: Housing News

New freedoms for Welsh councils to improve housing and build new homes 

The Welsh Government has brokered an historic agreement with the UK Treasury which will result in greater investment in Wales’ council housing. From 2 April, the eleven local authorities in Wales which have retained their social housing stock,... read more
 
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 Categories: Housing News

Minister takes action to protect Wales' social housing stock 

New measures to protect Wales’ social housing stock have been put forward by the Welsh Government today. Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister, Lesley Griffiths, has published a White Paper setting out the Welsh Government’s intention to end... read more
 
Thursday, 22 January 2015 Categories: Housing News

Concern raised over discretionary housing payments 

The WLGA has voiced concern over discretionary housing payments after recent figures suggest applications for housing support have experienced a 250% rise. A Welsh Local Government Association Spokesperson said: "Local government in Wales is... read more
 
Friday, 08 August 2014 Categories: Housing News

New bill will improve access to housing in Wales 

The Housing (Wales) Bill, published by the Welsh Government today, has been welcomed by the WLGA as a real opportunity to improve people’s access to good quality housing in Wales. Commenting on the new bill, Cllr Dyfed Edwards, WLGA Spokesperson ... read more
 
Monday, 18 November 2013 Categories: Housing News

Councils granted greater freedom for housing investment 

Local councils in Wales are set to benefit from changes to the housing system, which will allow them to invest more into council homes. Announced by the Welsh Government, the changes relate to the Housing Revenue Account Subsidy (HRAS), which... read more
 
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 Categories: Housing News

Ensuring housing quality as well as supply 

The WLGA has welcomed the pace of the improvements being made to social housing in Wales, with Flintshire Council having recently announced that significant progress is being made in delivering the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS). Launched ... read more
 
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 Categories: Housing News
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