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Information on the progress made by social landlords in achieving the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) for all their stock as at 31 March 2023.

The deadline for achieving the current WHQS was December 2020 (due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a small number of social landlords were granted an extension to December 2021). A new Standard, WHQS 2023, will be launched in Autumn 2023, and therefore this is the final publication under the current Standard. We anticipate that data measuring progress towards WHQS 2023 will begin to be published from 2025.

Main points

  • At 31 March 2023, all social housing stock (234,665 dwellings) achieved WHQS compliance (including acceptable fails), consistent with the previous year.
  • Three quarters (78%) of social housing stock achieved full compliance.
  • The most common reason for an acceptable fail was ‘Timing of remedy’, recorded for half of all dwellings with an acceptable fail.


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