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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.
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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 »
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Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 2011
The latest National Statistics on Earnings produced by the Office for National Statistics were released on 23 November 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
The key points from the latest release are:
- Mean gross weekly earnings for full-time adults in Wales were £519.4 in April 2011, 85.8 per cent of the average for the UK as a whole (£605.5). Mean gross weekly earnings in Wales increased by 0.7 per cent between 2010 and 2011, compared to 1.2 per cent increase across the UK as a whole. The percentage increase in Wales was the sixth highest out of the devolved countries and regions.
- Median gross weekly earnings for full-time adults in Wales were £454.4 in April 2011, 90.8 per cent of the average for the UK as a whole (£500.7). Median gross weekly earnings in Wales increased by 0.8 per cent between 2010 and 2011, compared to a 0.4 per cent increase across the UK as a whole. The percentage increase in Wales was the seventh largest out of the devolved countries and regions.
- Relative to the UK mean gross weekly earnings were the same in 2011 (85.8 per cent) as they were in 2001 (85.8 per cent). Relative to the UK median gross weekly earnings were also the same in 2011 (90.8 per cent) as they were in 2001 (90.8 per cent).
- Wales had the lowest mean and the third lowest median weekly full-time earnings in the UK in 2011. For the median, the North East and Northern Ireland were ranked lower.
- Average (mean) full-time hourly earnings for women in Wales in April 2011 were 93.2 per cent of the average for men. This percentage was above that for the UK as a whole (85.1 per cent) and second smallest after Northern Ireland amongst the UK countries and English regions.
- Average (mean) part-time hourly earnings for women in Wales in April 2011 were 99.0 per cent of the average for men. This percentage was above that for the UK as a whole (90.9 per cent) and the third smallest after Northern Ireland and Scotland amongst the UK countries and English regions.
- The gender pay gap on a full-time basis increased between 2010 and 2011 in Wales but decreased in the UK. In Wales the gap has increased by 0.5 percentage points and in the UK it narrowed by 0.6 percentage points. The part time gap in Wales narrowed by 0.6 percentage points and in the UK it narrowed by 1.5 percentage points [NB: the part time pay gap below the UK level can be volatile].
- Mean full-time earnings for those living in Wales increased by 0.4 per cent (to £528.7) over the year. The level in 2011 was 87.2 per cent of the UK average. Using the median measure, earnings for those in Wales increased by 0.8 per cent (to £460.0) over the year (91.9 per cent of the UK average).
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