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- Proposals concerning the publication of Sustainable Development Indicators statistical outputs
- Consultation on the regulations to introduce a new Firefighters’ Pension Scheme in Wales from April 2015
- Onshore oil exploration activities: integrated pollution prevention and control
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- Consultation on the findings of the report on the Impact and Effect of the Non-Domestic Rating (Definition of Domestic Property) (Wales) Order 2010.
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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 »
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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 £23,077 or less
- 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 £23,077 or less.
You can download an application form and guidance notes from the Student Finance Wales (SFW) website (external link) or call 0300 200 4050. 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.