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£380m to help tackle the Cost-of-Living crisis in Wales

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.

Winter Fuel

Threadbare Spring Statement lets down people struggling with rising cost of living

Welsh Government Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has said the Spring Statement has let down people struggling with the rising costs of living.

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Call for cost of living support in Spring Statement

The Welsh Government has said the upcoming Spring Statement must be used to provide meaningful action to tackle the cost of living crisis.

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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.

Climate Change Minister with Rhiw Cefn Gwlad resident Penny Hoey

New tax rules for second homes

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.

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Welsh budget to tackle the climate emergency and strengthen public services

The Welsh Government has today published its three-year budget to strengthen public services, tackle the climate and nature emergencies, and improve educational opportunities.

Winter Fuel

More than £330m to help people tackle cost-of-living crisis

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.

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Next step in development of tourism tax

The Welsh Government has confirmed a consultation on proposals for a local visitor levy will launch in autumn 2022.


£8.1bn to support green infrastructure

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has said tackling the climate and nature emergency is the “overarching ambition” of Wales’ new Infrastructure Investment Strategy.

Welsh Government

New Chair for the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales announced

Minister for Finance and Local Government Rebecca Evans has today announced the appointment of Beverley Smith as Chair to the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales.

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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.