Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
Enhanced rights for older people in Wales move a step closer
The Welsh Government has announced its plans for a public consultation on proposals for a Declaration of the Rights of Older People.
- “£200m boost will accelerate Wales’ school re-building programme and support 23,000 jobs” – Jane Hutt
- Poor being stigmatised by welfare debate
- Enhanced rights for older people in Wales move a step closer
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Following a review of the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey and consultation with government departments, the HE sector and users of the data, the DLHE survey was re-designed to collect richer information from leavers particularly regarding their activities on the survey date. Leavers now report all the activities that they are undertaking on the census date and then indicate which one they consider to be most important to them. From these responses, destination categories are derived taking into account the most important activity and, in some instances, other activities the leaver is involved in.
Consequently, the DLHE survey has different definitions for the destination categories reported. Direct comparisons should not therefore be made with figures presented in previous year.
- Six months after completing their studies around three quarters of Welsh domiciled qualifiers and qualifiers from Welsh HEIs engaged in some kind of employment. In both cases, around half of all qualifiers were in full-time work.
- Qualifiers from full-time study showed higher rates of unemployment than those from part-time courses. This is unsurprising since many students are already employed whilst undertaking a part-time course.
- Qualifiers from Welsh HEIs were less likely to remain in Wales for employment when compared to the equivalent ‘retention’ figure for other UK countries. However, retention rates for Welsh domiciled qualifiers (i.e. those originally living in Wales and subsequently entering employment in Wales) were higher than for all English regions with the exception of London and the North West.
- The median salary for UK domiciled, first degree qualifiers in permanent full-time employment in Wales was higher than in Northern Ireland but lower than in Scotland and England.
- Of the first degree qualifiers employed full-time in paid work in Wales 13 per cent of males earned £30,000 or above, compared with seven per cent of females.
Future of this release
We are currently reviewing the content, scope and timing of this statistical bulletin to ensure that it continues to effectively support and inform our Higher Education policy initiatives. We appreciate any feedback from users.
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