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AWICS Wales News

Welcome to our e-newsletter: The ‘AWICS Wales News’. This e-newsletter is intended to provide news about public services, especially housing and local government, in Wales.

While our other e-newsletters, the ‘Public Services News’ and ‘AWICS Housing News’ will continue to include articles of interest to people in Wales, I think there is a need for a separate e-newsletter for Wales to reflect the unique political, legislative, regulatory, social and economic situation in Wales and the specific issues that arise.

We hope that you enjoy reading the e-newsletter. If you would like to give us feedback on this newsletter, or to submit an article or letter for publication, please contact Adrian at Adrian.waite@awics.co.uk

Our most recent edition is for April 2017 and includes articles on:

  • The Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill
  • The Implications of Brexit for Wales and Public Services
  • Local Government Reform in Wales
  • Autumn Statement 2016 and Budget 2017
  • The Welsh Budget 2017/18
  • Funding Supported Housing
  • Housing News in Wales
  • AWICS Seminars
  • Advertisement - Infobase Cymru
  • About AWICS

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Our edition for September 2016 includes articles on:

  • Wales and Brexit
  • Welsh Government faces three-year funding reductions
  • Calls for Welsh Government to invest in Housing
  • Tax Devolution Budget Shortfall for Wales
  • Housing Benefit powers could tackle poverty in Wales
  • Six figure boost for more co-operative homes in Wales
  • Welsh integration of health and social care
  • Welsh Government consults on Social Housing Rent Standard and Guidance
  • AWICS holds seminar on Service Charges

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Our May 2016 edition includes articles on:

  • Wales Bill
  • The Welsh Budget
  • Expert commission urges funding shake up for Welsh councils
  • Welsh Housing Investment
  • Welsh Government to update Welsh Housing Quality Standard
  • Housing in Wales update
  • Service Charges in Wales
  • Wrexham Council to invest £54million in housing improvement
  • Denbighshire Council to end 'right to buy'
  • Community Housing Cymru, Sheltered Housing and Welfare Reform
  • Heritage in Wales

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Our January 2016 edition includes articles on:

  • Latest statistics show the value of housing associations to the Welsh economy
  • Review into finance of local government in Wales launched. Release of draft Wales Bill
  • Responses to the Spending Review
  • A Picture of Public Services Reclassification of English Housing Associations may affect Wales
  • Welsh Government takes action to increase affordable housing
  • Welsh Government decides against rent cut
  • Seminars and Webinars

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Our third edition was for August 2015. it includes articles on:

  • Welfare Reform and Work Bill
  • Rent reductions in Wales - what if?
  • Community Projects set to celebrate as Minister announces £1.6million boost
  • Welsh Government introduces 'rent smart' programme
  • Homelessness prevention success in Wales
  • Social housing stock in Wales - new statistics released
  • Public Service Reform
  • Client updates: Denbighshire County Council & Wrexham Borough Council AWICS Webinars

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Our second edition was for July 2015. It includes articles on:

  • Global accounts of social housing providers in Wales show drop in net surplus
  • Welsh councils respond well to financial stress
  • Update on self-financing in Wales
  • Renting Homes Bill
  • Towards the abolition of 'Right to Buy' in Wales
  • Introduction of Service Charges in Wales
  • House building increases in Wales
  • Client updates: Wrexham Borough Council and Denbighshire County Council

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Our first edition was for February 2015. It included articles on:

  • Implementing Self-Financing in Wales
  • The role of Welsh Housing Associations
  • Welfare Reform in Wales
  • Reform of Right to Buy
  • Denbighshire Council forced to cut budget
  • Risk Management in Social Housing

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Denbighshire Council’s Housing Offices in Rhyl – one of the stock holding authorities in Wales where AWICS has assisted with implementing self-financing.

Other Information about Wales

For information about our seminar: 'All You Want to Know about Welsh Social Housing' please click HERE

For information about our seminar: 'All You Want to Know about Service Charges in Social Housing in Wales' please click HERE

For information about in-house training in Welsh Social Housing Finance, please click HERE

For briefing papers on Welsh issues, please click HERE

To download our brochure about our Welsh publications, please click HERE

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