Proposals for the most generous student finance support package in the UK published in Wales
Proposals for the most generous student finance support package available anywhere in the UK have been published today in Wales (Tues 27th Sept).
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- Proposals for the most generous student finance support package in the UK published in Wales
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Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
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The value of exports for Wales for the four quarters up to and including 2016 quarter 2 fell by £555 million compared with the previous four quarters.
- There was a fall in exports to EU countries of £568 million (10.7 per cent) and an increase in exports to non-EU countries of £13 million (0.2 per cent). Exports to the EU accounted for 39.2 per cent of Welsh exports compared to 48.1 per cent for the sum of the UK countries and English regions.
- Five of the twelve UK countries and English regions had increases with South West having the largest increase (up 9.6 per cent) followed by Northern Ireland (up 9.5 per cent). The remaining seven regions saw falls over this period, with Yorkshire and the Humber having the largest fall (down 10.2 per cent) followed by Scotland (down 9.8 per cent).
- Looking at 2016 quarter 2 in isolation, total exports (by value) for Wales were up on the corresponding quarter in 2015 by £2 million (up 0.1 per cent) to £3,187 million. Nine of the twelve UK countries and English regions had increases over this period. West Midlands had the largest increase (up 9.2 per cent) whilst Yorkshire and the Humber had the largest fall (down 6.8 per cent). Overall, the value of exports for the sum of the UK countries and English regions increased by 1.8 per cent.
- Welsh exports for 2016 quarter 2 were higher in value than in the previous quarter (up £198 million or 6.6 per cent), whilst the sum of the UK countries and English regions increased by 8.0 per cent. Eleven of the twelve UK countries and English regions had increases over this period with the South East having the largest increase. Northern Ireland had the only fall (down 2.3 per cent).
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