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Funding to trial new, more efficient methods of delivering public transport to improve access to jobs and services, particularly in rural areas.
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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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Raising Attainment and Individual Standards in Education (RAISE)
A number of influential reports prompted the Assembly Government to focus on the impact of poverty on pupils’ education. These reports included:
- Narrowing the Gap in the Performance of Schools (Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Government Association 2002 and 2005)
- Low Performing Secondary Schools (Estyn 2005)
- Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in Wales (Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2005)
- Narrowing the Gap: The Fabian Commission on Life Chances and Child Poverty (Fabian Society 2006).
The Minister for Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills at the time announced the programme in April 2006. It was to provide additional funding for 648 schools experiencing the greatest incidence of deprivation amongst their pupils. Schools qualified for a RAISE grant if they had 50 or more pupils of statutory school age, 20% or more of whom were eligible for free school meals.
Initially, the programme was to be for two years. In each of those years, around £14.5 million was to be available for RAISE schools and an additional £1 million for local authorities to support the education of looked-after children.
The Assembly Government’s intention was to provide additional support for the most disadvantaged learners. Although this would obviously involve pupils currently in schools, the Assembly Government wanted schools to consider how they could sustain the benefits of RAISE funding for future generations of pupils.
The Assembly Government has extended the programme, in its present form, for a third year (2008-2009).
For more information see the RAISE website.