Jane Hutt responds to ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ Spending Review
Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt has today responded to the UK Government’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement which sets out public spending plans for the next five years.
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- Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum
- Green Growth Wales – Options for investment support
- Draft water resources planning guideline
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 10 and Technical Advice Note 4: Retail Centre Development
- Revision of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales
- The Public Sector Waste and Resource Efficiency Plan
Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
The act puts in place delivery structures, processes and procedures to make Wales’ planning system fit for the 21st century.
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Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
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An annual report showing data on authorised and unauthorised absenteeism by pupils of compulsory school age, including information on school type, gender, free school meal eligibility and length of absence.
- In 2014/15, 6.2 per cent of half-day school sessions were missed due to overall absence and 1.3 per cent of half-day school sessions were missed due to unauthorised absence from maintained secondary, special and independent schools..
- In general, overall absence has been falling since 2005/06. In 2014/15, overall absenteeism continued to fall, dropping by 0.2 percentage points since the previous year. Although unauthorised absenteeism did not change between 2012/13 and 2014/15, if you compare it with 2007/08, over seven years it has decreased by 0.5 percentage points.
- The percentage of persistent absentees in maintained secondary schools has decreased every year since 2007/08. It is now less than half what it was seven years ago, showing a drop of 5.5 percentage points from 10.0 per cent in 2007/08 to 4.5 per cent in 2014/15.
- More than 61 per cent of absenteeism was due to illness.
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