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
- 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 »
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Education Maintenance Allowance
You may be eligible to receive a £30 weekly EMA award if:
- you are above the compulsory school age
- you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 years old on or before the 31 August
- you normally live in Wales
- you are studying an eligible full-time academic or vocational course.
You must also meet one of the following criteria:
- your household income is £20,817 or less
- if there are other young people in your household who are under 16 and are eligible for Child Benefit and your household income is less than £23,077
- if there are other young people in your household who are aged 16-20, in full time education and are eligible for Child Benefit and your household income is less than £23,077.
You can download an application form and guidance notes from the Student Finance Wales (SFW) website (external link) or call 0845 602 8845. You can also contact your school or college to request an application pack.
If you are already receiving EMA, the SFW team will write to you (normally before the end of July) regarding your EMA award for the next academic year.
Received EMA in 2010/11?
In 2010 the decision was taken to remove the £10 & £20 weekly allowances and performance bonus payments at the end of academic year 2010/11.
However, if you received an EMA allowance in 2010/11 you are transitionally protected until completion of your course. This means you will continue to receive EMA if you continue to meet the age, residency and household income threshold assessments.