Posts in Category: Housing

Reducing carbon emissions from homes an “important step” to tackle fuel poverty 

Responding to the publication of an independent report by the Decarbonisation of Homes Advisory Group, WLGA Spokesperson for Housing Councillor Andrea Lewis (Swansea) said: “This report today is a valuable contribution in our shared efforts... read more
Thursday, 18 July 2019 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity Housing News

WLGA shares Welsh Government commitment to build more affordable houses  

The WLGA has welcomed the Welsh Government’s response to the independent Review of Affordable Housing Supply which reported in May 2019. Responding to the statement by Julie James AM, the Minister for Housing and Local Government, Cllr Andrea... read more
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 Categories: Housing News

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

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