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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
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- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Written Statement - The Forecast for Income to the Higher Education Sector in Wales from 2011 – 2012 until 2016 - 2017
In my statement to the National Assembly on the 30 November, I announced the Welsh Assembly Government’s response to the decision by the UK Government to increase tuition fees in higher education institutions in England.
As I outlined in my statement, the Assembly Government has a responsibility to Welsh-domiciled students, wherever they choose to study. We also have a responsibility to ensure that
Our response to the increase in tuition fees in
To pay for the increased fee support for Welsh-domiciled students I announced that we would be top-slicing the HEFCW teaching grant by around 35% and that the income of Welsh HEIs will be the same in real terms in 2016-17 as it will be in 2012-13.
I feel it would be helpful to Assembly members to see the figures underpinning our modelling.
The following tables and charts estimate the latest forecasts for the income to the higher education sector in Wales from 2011-2012 until 2016-2017. This analysis makes a number of modelling assumptions, and whilst recognising the risks surrounding these, provides an indication of the impact of proposed approach on the HE sector’s overall income (minus any changes to part time fees and charges).
The analysis projects forward from the baseline 2008/09 Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) finance record data, combined with Assembly Government forecasts for the grants. Additional income resulting from increased full-time fees is estimated by projecting forward student numbers and assuming an average fee level of £7,000 for 2012 entrants, followed by inflationary increases. Other than the funding body grant and fees for full-time students, other strands of income such as research income are assumed to be constant over time, in real terms.
Table 1 in attached statement shows the forecast figures for 2011-12 to 2016-17. As the figures indicate, this is a sustainable solution that offers growth for our Welsh Higher Education Institutions while being fair to Welsh domiciled students.
The data in table 1 is displayed in chart 1 in attached statement, followed by chart 2 which displays the same information in real terms, at 2011-12 prices.
I would be happy to make an oral statement if Assembly Members wish me to do so, at the first opportunity in the new session.