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Finance Minister Jane Hutt announces additional £5 million for Social Housing Grant
Finance Minister Jane Hutt has announced an additional £5 million for housing as part of a package of investment with protecting the Welsh NHS, creating jobs and boosting economic growth at its heart.
Housing - Posted 11/02/2014

Sixty Icon Film-makers get close to Swansea's rough sleepers
A third series of Swansea: Return to the Streets, shows empathy with the homeless people sleeping on the Welsh city's streets.
The Guardian - Posted 11/02/2014

Sixty Icon Wales weather: Snow and flooding cause problems as country braces itself for more rain and gales
With snow, rain, ice and wind, the weather is yet again throwing up another day of disruption across Wales and the rest of the UK as more bad weather is being forecast.
Wales Online - Posted 11/02/2014

Plaid Cymru and the Green Party join forces to 'pray' for an end to the so-called bedroom tax
Last ditch attempt to overturn cuts in housing benefit follows warning £40m could be wasted if policy continues.
Wales Online - Posted 11/02/2014

Minister Consults on Mobile Home Regulations
Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant has urged everyone affected by regulations being made under the Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013 to study the proposals and to get in touch with any comments.
Welsh Government - Posted 11/02/2014

New housing scheme boosts single bed living for North Wales Hosuing
A growing need for single bedroom living accommodation, exacerbated further by the introduction of the so-called ‘Bedroom Tax’ last year, has helped spur on the development of a new nine-home scheme in Llandudno.
24 Housing - Posted 11/02/2014

Sixty Icon Video: Tai Ceredigion EWI Project
Welsh language TV Item on Tai Ceredigion's External Wall Insulation project as part of the Welsh Housing Quality Standard upgrade programme.
Tai Ceredigion - Posted 10/02/2014

Sixty Icon House sales surge by fastest rate in a decade
New survey also showed all Welsh towns recorded annual house price rises in 2013.
Wales Online - Posted 10/02/2014

Welsh minister calls for bedroom tax exemptions
The Welsh housing minister has called for exemptions to be made to the bedroom tax, and boosted emergency hardship funds by £1.3 million.
Inside Housing - Posted 10/02/2014

Sixty Icon Digital exclusion - a tackling poverty issue
Having internet access within the home is fast becoming a necessity, not a luxury. The divide between those that are with broadband and those that are without because they cannot afford it is creating a social divide. Digital exclusion is therefore a tackling poverty issue.
Community Housing Cymru - Posted 08/02/2014

Sixty Icon Swansea Bay £850m tidal lagoon plan submitted
Plans are being submitted for a £850m tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay which could provide power for 120,000 homes for 120 years.
BBC - Posted 07/02/2014

Sixty Icon Building societies welcome Tory stamp duty pledge
Plans by the Welsh Conservatives to scrap stamp duty in Wales on properties worth up to £250,000 have been welcomed by three major mutuals.
Wales Online - Posted 07/02/2014

Lowest stamp duty bracket will be axed, say Welsh Conservatives
Removal of levy of 1% on homes sold for between £125,000 and £250,000 will help first-time buyers on to ladder, party says.
The Guardian - Posted 07/02/2014

Video: Welsh Tories pledge to cut stamp duty on £250,000 homes
The Welsh Conservatives say they will scrap stamp duty for all properties worth up to £250,000 if they win power in the 2016 assembly election.
BBC - Posted 07/02/2014

Statement on Inclusion of UN Priniciples in Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill
A landmark moment occurred in the Senedd yesterday when the National Assembly for Wales voted the UN Principles for Older Persons into the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill.
Older People’s Commissioner for Wales - Posted 07/02/2014

Sixty Icon Minister renews call for ‘bedroom tax' exemptions and announces a further £1.3m to help those affected
Housing Minister, Carl Sargeant has renewed his call for certain tenants to be exempted from the housing benefit changes introduced by the UK Government last April and has provided a further £1.3m so that local authorities can provide more help to tenants affected by the reforms.
Welsh Government - Posted 07/02/2014

‘£40m public money set to be wasted in Wales' due to bedroom tax impact on disabled people
More than £40m of public money is set to be wasted in Wales due to the removal of the spare room subsidy from disabled people living in specially adapted properties, according to a report by one of the country’s biggest housing associations.
Wales & West Housing Association Ltd. - Posted 06/02/2014

Wasted money – wasted homes
The effects of the under-occupancy penalty or ‘Bedroom Tax’ are a real concern, and a great cause of anxiety affecting many disabled people in Wales.
Disability Wales - Posted 06/02/2014

Harry Cole: Scaremongering claim over 'bedroom tax'
Changes in housing benefit payments affecting disabled people could cost the public purse millions of pounds in Wales, a housing association claimed.
BBC - Posted 06/02/2014

Housing benefit reforms 'could waste millions' in disability costs
Changes in housing benefit payments affecting disabled people could cost the public purse millions of pounds in Wales, a housing association claims.
BBC - Posted 06/02/2014

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