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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 »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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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
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
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 »
Assembly Learning Grants Awarded to Welsh Domiciled Further Education Students, 2011/12
Presented is information on the number of ALGs awarded to Welsh domiciled students in FE in academic year 2011/12, compared with previous years. The ALG FE is an income-assessed grant that was introduced to encourage people aged 19 or over and living in Wales to continue with their education. Students can receive payments of up to £1,500 if they are in full-time education or up to £750 if they are in part-time education.
The data, based on applications received by 31 July 2012, are correct as at 6 August 2012.
There was an increase in the number of successful applications in 2011/12 compared with 2010/11 and previous years. This resulted in £8.3 million being paid out in ALGs to FE students in 2011/12, compared to the £7.7 million that was paid out in 2010/11.
- In total, 8,885 students in FE applied for an ALG in 2011/12 and of these 7,825 applications were successful; an increase of 3 per cent and 7 per cent respectively when compared with 2010/11 and a continuation of the increases seen each year since 2006/07.
- 6,655 (85 per cent) of successful applications were from full-time students and 775 (10 per cent) of successful applications(1) were from part-time students.
- The proportion of applications made that are successful is increasing, driven by an increase in the proportion of successful applications from part-time students. Successful applications for 2011/12 equate to 88 per cent of applications received.
- 5,455 (82 per cent) of successful full-time applications and 680 (88 per cent) of successful part-time applications were from students with a residual income of £6,120 or less, and were therefore awarded the full grant amounts of £1,500 and £750 respectively.
- 2,855 (43 per cent) of successful full-time applications and 135 (18 per cent) of successful part-time applications were from students aged 21 or under.
(1) 395 (5 per cent) of successful applications were from students where the mode of study was ‘unknown’.
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