Report by the Commission on Devolution in Wales »We hope that this Report will give us the foundation for a fundamental reform of the devolution settlement.Learn more »
More Welsh companies winning major public sector contracts, Jane Hutt reveals
More Welsh companies are winning major public sector contracts in Wales thanks to action being taken by the Welsh Government to simplify the procurement process.
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- Consultation on the Statutory Guidance on Securing Sufficient Play Opportunities
- EIDCymru: an electronic movement reporting system for sheep and goats - the identification of sheep and the current slaughter derogation
- Achieving high standards together - a new framework for animal health and welfare in Wales
- Revising the national framework for Continuing NHS Healthcare (CHC)
- Phase 1 - Draft Report: Review of Audit, Inspection and Regulation
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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.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2013-14 »
The 2nd Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2013-14, which was published on 25 June 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Student income and expenditure survey
A report showing data for earnings from work, income from family and friends, student spending, savings, borrowing and debts.
- Full-time student income rose by eight per cent in real terms between 2004/05 and 2007/08 to over £10,000 during the academic year.
- However, the bulk of this increase is accounted for by tuition fee loans and grants which are paid direct to the students’ institution.
- Compared with their counterparts in 2004/05, full-time students are less reliant on family and friends for income and more dependent on sources of government financial support, ie loans and, increasingly, grants.
- The total average expenditure of full-time students went up by nine per cent in real terms, driven by an increase in participation costs (including tuition fees).
- However, spending in real terms on living and housing costs has not changed in the last three years.
- Estimated debt levels for full-time students graduating in 2008 were around £7,200. Debt is mainly funded by student loans and the amount borrowed from commercial sources has fallen.
- Income among part-time students has remained steady in real terms, at around £11,700, while overall spending increased by nine per cent in real terms, at £12,430.
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