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The announcement of £2bn of EU funding for Wales over the next seven years is good news for Wales and will have a real impact on the Welsh economy, says Finance Minister.
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Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
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The EMA Wales scheme was introduced for 16 year olds for the first time in 2004/05. In 2005/06, the scheme was extended to include 16 and 17 year olds and, in 2006/07, 18 year olds. The scheme is designed to provide an incentive for students from lower-income families to continue and remain in full-time education. It is a weekly allowance linked to satisfactory attendance, for eligible students attending learning centres in Wales.
The data, based on applications received by 1 September 2014, are correct as at 12 September 2014.
- Approved applications were down 0.3 per cent on last year, whilst the total number of applications received was down by 1 per cent.
- A total of 31,480 applications were received for 2013/14.
- 30,180 (96 per cent) of applications received were approved, 825 (3 per cent) were rejected and 445 (1 per cent) were incomplete.
- 13,330 (44 per cent) of approved applications were from 16 year olds, 11,355 (38 per cent) were from 17 year olds and 5,495 (18 per cent) were from 18 year olds and over.
- 15,140 (50 per cent) of approved applications were from first year claimants and were therefore entitled to £30 per week.
Monthly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually. The annual report provides advice on the quality of this information and how it can be used.
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