National School Categorisation System »This new system is not purely data-driven but also takes into account the leadership, teaching and learning that goes on in our schools.Learn more »
New plan to ensure learners are Qualified for Life
A Welsh Government plan to improve education and ensure all learners in Wales benefit from excellent teaching and learning has been launched by Education Minister, Huw Lewis.
- £37m investment to improve the housing supply and boost the economy
- Action needed to tackle our growing waistlines- Chief Medical Officer
- New plan to ensure learners are Qualified for Life
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- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
- Implementing the Emissions Performance Standard: Monitoring and Enforcement Arrangements in England and Wales
- Collection and management of devolved taxes in Wales
- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Consultation on improving the availability of allotments and community gardens
- The registration of further education teachers with the Education Workforce Council
Featured consultation »Draft 10-year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce
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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.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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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