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 »
“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
Wales’ Finance Minister Jane Hutt has responded to the UK Government’s Autumn Statement – saying that it has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales.
- New guidance on care and support for over 65s
- Independent report revealed at the Event Wales International Conference 2013 outlines positive impact of games and events for Wales
- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Implementation of Commission Directive 2013/45/EU concerning the change to the botanical name of tomato
- School term dates regulations
- Draft Statutory Instrument - Infant formula and follow-on formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
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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
Independent schools’ census
An annual report presenting data on pupils, their ages, any special educational needs, classes, courses studied, Welsh language, and including the numbers of teachers and support staff.
The key points from the latest release are:
- the percentage of full-time equivalent (FTE) pupils in independent schools in Wales has decreased slightly to 1.9 per cent from 2.0 per cent last year
- Powys and Cardiff have the greatest number of independent schools, with 10 each. However, the highest percentage of FTE pupils in independent schools is in Monmouthshire, with 11.4 per cent, followed by Conwy with 5.2 per cent and then Cardiff with 4.7 per cent
- at January 2011, 16.5 per cent of boys and 11.0 per cent of girls at independent schools were boarders
- Pupil Teacher Ratios for independent schools are lower than in the maintained sector, the 2011 figure of 8.0 being less than half that of the 18.2 at maintained schools
- the incidence of pupils with statements of special educational needs was higher in independent schools, 4.9 per cent, than in maintained schools, 2.9 per cent. Conversely, the incidence of pupils with special educational needs identified by the school (but with no statement) is lower in independent schools, 10.6 per cent, than in maintained schools, 18.6 per cent.
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