New publications: student funding guides for constituents 2017/18

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These guides update similar guides previously published by the Research Service.

They include details of the statutory support available to students through Student Finance Wales for the upcoming academic year and also provide information on alternative sources of funding for students.

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The ‘vicious circle of decline’: How is congestion affecting the Welsh bus sector?

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Bus companies in Welsh cities are struggling with congestion chaos that lengthens journey times and pinches passenger numbers, according to evidence submitted to an Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee’s inquiry into the impacts of congestion on the bus industry.

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Warm Homes for Wales

This article was originally published on 30 March 2017. It is being reposted ahead of the Individual Members’ Debate on home energy efficiency and fuel poverty in Plenary on 28 June 2017.

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With a number of the big energy suppliers announcing rises in the cost of electricity and gas in recent weeks, fuel poverty is back in the headlines. While the Welsh Government cannot influence the cost of energy or make people switch suppliers, it can, and does, deliver programmes that seek to improve energy efficiency, reduce fuel poverty and tackle climate change.

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The Welsh third sector: an independent force or ‘just another branch of government’?

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The jigsaw puzzle of funding for the Welsh third sector is complex: around 31% of its income comes from public funds, 21% from public giving, and 39% from trading and investments. This means that Welsh third sector bodies are reliant on a range of relationships with the public, with businesses and with national, regional and local governments to sustain its activities, many of which are delivering services for, or in the absence of, the public sector.

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The Welsh Government’s proposals for new laws

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On Tuesday the Welsh Government will set out its Legislative Programme for the next 12 months. The Programme will set out the list of bills or new laws the Welsh Government intends to lay before the Assembly for consideration. It sets out the Government’s priorities for legislation and demonstrates how it intends to deliver on its Programme for Government commitments.

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