5p carrier bag charge turns 5!
Today (1 October) marks the five year anniversary of the introduction of the Welsh Government’s ground-breaking Single Use Carrier Bag charge.
- Welsh Government steps in to help small businesses affected by revaluation
- Blue Badge eligibility criteria expanded
- 5p carrier bag charge turns 5!
Section highlightLand Transaction Tax
Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Services for Higher Education
Student Finance Wales can provide a Tuition Fee Loan and a Tuition Fee Grant to pay your tuition fees and can help towards your costs while studying by providing a Maintenance Loan. A Welsh Government Learning Grant is available for eligible students, depending on household income.
There is also extra help available for students with special circumstances, such as disabled students and students with caring responsibilities.
Telephone Student Finance Wales
If you need to discuss your student financial support, you can call the bilingual Student Finance Wales Contact Centre. They can advise on general questions such as what financial help is available, the application process and
the progress of your applications.
Tel: 0300 200 4050 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and between 9am and 1pm on Saturday)
Student Finance Wales online
Visit the Student Finance Wales website for more information
European University Institute
We support one eligible student per academic year with a grant for living costs of up to €18,099 each year, plus any supplementary grants and additional student support they are eligible for. More information can be found on the European University Institute website (external link).