This briefing paper summarises the operation of the local authority housing finance system in Wales.
Housing is a devolved responsibility of the NationalAssembly for Wales, which has secondary legislative powers and controls theoverall budget for most public services in Wales. Responsibility for primarylegislation rests with Westminster.
The current governing primary legislation is the same as inEngland, but much of the secondary legislation is now different fromEngland. Welsh Housing Policy is basedon the National Housing Strategy and on ‘One Wales’ – the programme agreed bythe new Welsh Assembly coalition Government in 2007.
A Local Housing Strategy planning regime has been introducedin Wales. There are three key components:
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