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‘Wales This Week’ looks at the state of the Welsh housing market

by Greg Lewis Kick-starting the housing market has been put at the centre of the UK Government’s agenda for turning round the economy. In the last few weeks new plans have been unveiled to extend council house tenants right to buy and to help first-time buyers. ITV Wales’ award-winning current affairs programme ‘Wales This Week’ … Continue reading

Guest blog – Housing and poverty… the challenge for Wales

by Michael Trickey As the financial squeeze bites and the threat of a double dip recession looms, two new JRF publications illustrate the scale of the challenge faced by policy-makers and politicians in Wales. The Institute of Fiscal Studies report warns of a significant increase in child poverty and decline in real median household incomes across … Continue reading

The view from mid Wales

ITV Wales‘ reporter Rob Shelley looks at new affordable housing, which can be built in 24 hours and an unwanted anniversary for Tryweryn Valley. There are three things I know about Dolwyddelan. One – it’s one of the prettiest villages in Wales, set spectacularly at the end of the long hill that takes you up … Continue reading

Connaught crisis means more than 400 jobs could be lost in Wales

Thousands of jobs are at risk as social housing firm Connaught prepares to go into administration. This means more than 400 jobs are at risk in South Wales. The group’s board last night said it was in the process of appointing KPMG administrators for the main company and its subsidiary, Connaught Partnerships Limited. It is … Continue reading

Thousands of people in Wales face debt and homelessness

More to follow on ITV.com/Wales and on Wales Tonight at 6pm on ITV 1 Thousands of people in Wales face debt and homelessness if the Government goes ahead with planned cuts to housing benefit. That is the warning from Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. New figures reveal the full impact that cuts … Continue reading

Council draws up empty homes action plan

Carmarthenshire Council has drawn up plans to tackle the problem of empty homes in the county. There are around 2,000 houses empty at a time when affordable housing in the area is scarce. The council has become the first in Wales to conduct a survey of empty property owners, in a bid to find out … Continue reading

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