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- Draft Guidance on notifiable event for registered social landlords
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- Consultation on Amending The Use of Invalid Carriages on Highways Regulations 1988
- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Ireland Wales cooperation Programme 2014-2020
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Section highlightThe Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) BillThe Bill strengthens existing governance arrangements for improving the well-being of Wales to ensure that present needs are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
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The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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- End of foundation phase outcomes and National Curriculum teacher assessment of core subjects at Key Stages 2 and 3 - Revised
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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.