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Finance Ministers across the UK met in Cardiff today, with how to support people and businesses with soaring bills dominating discussion.
Finance and Local Government Minister Rebecca Evans visited a workshop in Merthyr today to see carbon neutral plastic trombones being assembled for Wales’s 7yr olds.
More than £50m has been provided to Welsh households to help tackle the cost of living crisis, through a £150 cost of living payment that has already reached 332,710 homes.
With the Office for Budget Responsibility stating that 2022-2023 will see the biggest fall in living standards in the UK since records began and as the National Insurance rise and the energy price cap lift push people further into hardship, Minister for Social Justice, Jane Hutt and Minister for Finance and Local Government, Rebecca Evans, have set out the package of support that the Welsh Government have developed to help the most vulnerable in society and called for more action from the UK Government.
Welsh Government Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has said the Spring Statement has let down people struggling with the rising costs of living.
The Welsh Government has said the upcoming Spring Statement must be used to provide meaningful action to tackle the cost of living crisis.
Lowest income Welsh households to receive the largest share of funding from the cost of living response
The £330m cost of living support package in Wales will see the most support going to households with the least, according to new analysis.
The Welsh Government has announced an increase to the maximum level of council tax premiums for second homes, as well as new local tax rules for holiday lets.
The Welsh Government has today published its three-year budget to strengthen public services, tackle the climate and nature emergencies, and improve educational opportunities.
The Welsh Government has announced a package of expanded measures to help people with the cost-of-living crisis, including a £150 cost-of-living payment to be paid as soon as possible and an extra £200 for low income households through the Winter Fuel Payment next winter.
The Welsh Government has confirmed a consultation on proposals for a local visitor levy will launch in autumn 2022.
Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has said tackling the climate and nature emergency is the “overarching ambition” of Wales’ new Infrastructure Investment Strategy.