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£7.6m funding boost for children and young people’s mental health services in Wales
The Welsh Government will invest an extra £7.6m every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales.
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Section highlightHistoric Environment (Wales) BillThe Bill will support the positive management of change in the Welsh historic environment.
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Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
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.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Student income and expenditure survey
A report showing data for earnings from work, income from family and friends, student spending, savings, borrowing and debts.
- Full-time student income during the academic year fell by 15 per cent in real terms between 2007/08 and 2011/12.
- Average total income for all full-time students was £10,730 and £11,555 for all part-time students.
- Income from state funded sources of student support has broadly kept pace with inflation and remained stable over time.
- Income from paid work and family accounts for a lower proportion of income over time, increasing the importance of state financial support for full-time students.
- A greater proportion (39 per cent) of part-time students said that the availability of funding and financial support had affected their decisions about higher educationin some way. A substantial increase from those affected in 2007/08.
- The average total expenditure (including tuition fee) for full-time students was £13,591 and £18,236 for part-time students. Full-time students were spending proportionally more over time on housing and participation costs.
- ‘Net debt’ levels (i.e. borrowings less savings) among comparable students have increased since the previous survey. For full-time students this has been driven by an increase in borrowings.
- There was no significant difference in the level of full-time student income or spending between Welsh and English-domiciled students.
- Welsh part-time students average income was considerably lower than those of English-domiciled part-time students.
- Both Welsh-domiciled full-time and part-time students earned considerably less than their English counterparts.
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