Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.
Taking Wales Forward
The First Minister of Wales announced his new Cabinet and Ministers as the Welsh Government begins its ambitious programme to build a united, connected and sustainable Wales.
- Statement by the First Minister of Wales: Moving Wales Forward
- Dr Frank Atherton appointed Wales’ new Chief Medical Officer
- Taking Wales Forward
- Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales
- National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment
- Building Regulations Sustainability Review
- Support for foundation years
- Support for postgraduate study and part-time engineering, technology or computer science degrees
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
Assembly bills »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward.Learn more »
Section highlightWelsh taxes: a conversation
Share your thoughts on a new Taxpayers’ Charter.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
EMA is a weekly allowance linked to satisfactory attendance, paid fortnightly to eligible students aged 16–18 attending learning centres in Wales. Students qualify for an award depending on household income and family circumstances.
From academic year 2011/12, the criteria for new students receiving the £30 award changed, and the £10 and the £20 awards are no longer available. Students new to EMA may qualify for an award of £30 per week, depending on household income and family circumstances. Students who received EMA in 2010/11 who were returning to education and met the same eligibility criteria continued to get their EMA, be it for £10, £20 or £30 per week. 2012/13 was the final year that £10 and £20 awards were given to returning students, after three years of receiving EMA. No further bonus payments will be made to any students.
Monthly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually. The annual report provides advice on the quality of this information and how it can be used.
End of April 2016
Release date: 18 May 2016
Data has been published on StatsWales.
Release date: 23 September 2015
The data, based on applications received by 1 September 2015, are correct as at 15 September 2015.
- Approved applications were down 5 per cent on last year, whilst the total number of applications received was down by 3 per cent.
- A total of 30,465 applications were received for 2014/15.
- 28,770 (94 per cent) of applications received were approved, 845 (3 per cent) were rejected and 670 (2 per cent) were incomplete.
- 11,905 (41 per cent) of approved applications were from 16 year olds, 11,640 (40 per cent) were from 17 year olds and 5,225 (18 per cent) were from 18 year olds and over.
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