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The Council carried out preventing violent extremism work between 2009 and 2012.
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A Museums Strategy for Wales 2010-2015 »
The 1st national museums strategy offers realistic actions that museums can take to improve services.Learn more »
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Section highlightNutrition legislation guidance
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Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightWales Infrastructure Investment Plan
We are preparing a strategy to ensure that our future capital investment is used to deliver the maximum benefits to Wales.
First Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
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Education Maintenance Allowances Awarded in Wales - Update at end of July 2012
These monthly statistics present information on the number of applications for Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) by students studying in Wales for the period up to 31 July 2012. The EMA Wales scheme was introduced for 16 year olds for the first time in 2004/05. In 2005/06, the scheme was extended to include 16 and 17 year olds and, in 2006/07, 18 year olds. The scheme is designed to provide an incentive for students from lower-income families to continue and remain in full-time education. It is a weekly allowance linked to satisfactory attendance, for eligible students attending learning centres in Wales.
From academic year 2011/12, the criteria for new EMA students receiving the £30 award has 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 are returning to education and meet the same eligibility criteria as for 2010/11 will continue to get their EMA, be it for £10, £20 or £30 per week. No further bonus payments (previously paid in September, January and July) will be made to any students.
The data, based on applications received by 31 July 2012, are correct as at 3 August 2012.
The key points from the latest release are:
- As at 31 July 2012, approved applications were down 11 per cent on last year, whilst the total number of applications received was down by 12 per cent.
- A total of 33,895 EMA Wales applications have been received for academic year 2011/12.
- 32,525 (96 per cent) of applications received have been approved, 935 (3 per cent) have been rejected and 425 (1 per cent) are incomplete(1).
(1) These are applications that are “missing information” (e.g. no date of birth included) or “missing evidence” (e.g. birth certificate).
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20 September 2012