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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- 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
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Section highlightTaxes in Wales
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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.
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.
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.
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