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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Education Maintenance Allowance
In Wales they will continue but are changing from September 2011.
If you have never had an Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) before you may be eligible for a £30 Education Maintenance Allowance if you are aged 16, 17 or 18 years old on 31 August 2011 and are continuing to study full time or at least 12 hours per week in college.
- If you are the only young person in full time education in your household and your household income is £20,817 or less, then you could receive £30 weekly;
- 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 then you could receive £30 weekly;
- 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 then you could receive £30 weekly
Application forms for the Academic Year starting in September 2011 will be available in the New Year. When they are available you can download an application form and guidance notes from Student Finance Wales website or you can pick up an application pack from your school or college.
Performance bonus payments are being removed from the end of academic year 2010/2011. The last bonus payments made to any students will be those who are confirmed by their schools or colleges in July 2011. No further bonus payments will be made to any student in academic year 2011/2012
If you have already received an Education Maintenance Allowance of £10, £20 or £30 in Academic Year 2010/2011 and you are remaining in education and meet the scheme rules, you will continue to get your Allowance from September 2011. This is known as “transitional protection”.
To be transitionally protected and to continue to receive your Education Maintenance Allowance you must have met the following rules in academic year 2010/2011:
- You had an approved application last year;
- You signed your learning agreements last year;
- You received at least one Education Maintenance Allowance payment last year;
- You have not been rejected because you didn’t respond to our sample check process;
- You are still eligible personallyAge – 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August 2011;
- Your household income is still less than £32,400;
- You have not already had 3 years worth of EMA before;
- You are still attending a valid course and studying at least 12 hours per week.
For further information regarding important changes to the 'Education Maintenance Allowance', please view the Student Finance Wales website.