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Finance Ministers call for Covid funding flexibility

Finance Ministers in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have jointly called on the Treasury to guarantee that money allocated to support Covid responses will be provided in full, following a meeting with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury today.

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9.4% rise in local government funding

Council services across Wales are set to be boosted with a funding increase next year.

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Budget to build stronger, fairer, greener Wales

Welsh Government Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has today announced a three year budget to “support the Wales of today and shape the Wales of tomorrow.”

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Green investment to tackle climate and nature emergency

Investment to tackle the climate and nature emergency will be at the heart of the Welsh Government’s budget, published later today.

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Council tax reform planned

Welsh Government Finance and Local Government Minister Rebecca Evans has announced plans for a consultation next year on an ambitious package of council tax reforms.

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£51m support fund to help families hardest hit by cost-of-living crisis

A new £51m package of support will help families facing the cost-of-living crisis to pay their bills this winter, Welsh Ministers announced today.

The Welsh Government is releasing extra funding from its reserves to target support towards lower income households, providing immediate support for people facing rising living costs this winter. 

The first phase of the Household Support Fund will target heating and eating – providing families with extra help to pay their energy bills over the winter and giving extra funding to foodbanks and community food schemes.

It comes as the UK Government has refused to reverse the cut of its £20 Universal Credit lifeline for tens of thousands of families and the Bank of England is warning inflation will rise to 5% by the spring, pushing prices even higher.

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Spending Review leaves “gaps in funding” for Wales

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has said the UK Government’s Spending Review and autumn Budget contains “clear gaps in funding” where Westminster has failed to invest in Wales.

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Devolution of tax process is not fit for purpose – Finance Minister

Finance and Local Government Minister Rebecca Evans is calling on the UK Government to revise the process for agreeing devolved tax powers, following delays in getting powers for a vacant land tax.

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Long-term funding call to make Wales’ coal tips safe

The UK Government should use this autumn’s Spending Review to share responsibility and allocate long-term funding to make Wales’ coal tips safe, Finance and Local Government Minister Rebecca Evans has said.