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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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Priority Sector Statistics, 2012
Statistics on a range of economic and labour market data include information from 2005 onwards. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 23 February 2011.
The key points from the latest release are:
- Just under two thirds of VAT or PAYE registered enterprises were in a priority sector in 2011. The largest sector in terms of registered enterprises was Food & farming (due to a large number of zero employee and micro size enterprises). The Life sciences sector was the smallest.
- The priority sector with the largest number of employee jobs was the Financial & professional services sector in 2011 (with 135,300). The smallest sector was Life sciences with 9,200.
- Food and farming had the greatest proportion of the self-employed in 2011 at 45 per cent, the smallest proportion was Life sciences at 4 per cent.
- 13 per cent of employment in Wales was in the Energy & environment sector, compared to 1 per cent for the Life sciences sector. The priority sectors accounted for 43 per cent of employment in Wales in 2011.
- Full-time gross mean weekly earnings for employees in the priority sectors were slightly higher than those in non-priority sectors in 2011 (£521 vs. £518). The sector with the highest earnings was the ICT sector (£656) whilst the lowest were in the Tourism sector (£390).
- In 2010 the business birth rate for the priority sectors was slightly below that of the non-priority sectors (8.3 per cent vs. 8.6 per cent). The priority sector with the highest birth rate was the Financial & professional services sector (13.2 per cent), whilst the lowest was in the Food & farming sector (0.2 per cent – however agriculture is not covered by the business demography statistics).
- GVA per job in the priority sectors was higher than GVA per job for the non-priority sectors (£45,100 vs. £27,700). The priority sector with the largest GVA per job was the ICT sector (£92,900) whilst the lowest was the Creative industries (£16,000).
- The local authority with the greatest proportion of employment in the priority sectors in 2011 was Flintshire (58 per cent), whilst the lowest was in Merthyr Tydfil (36 per cent).
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