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Welsh Government

Homebuyers to benefit from new tax rules

People buying homes in Wales for less than £225,000 will pay no tax, under new measures announced by the Finance Minister.

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Visitor levy public discussions kick started

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans and Plaid Cymru Designated Member Cefin Campbell visited tourist sites in Portmeirion and Penygroes today to discuss proposals to give local authorities the powers to introduce a visitor levy.

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UK Government ‘embedding unfairness’ in latest financial statement

Rebecca Evans, the Minister for Finance and Local Government in the Welsh Government, has said the UK Government will ‘embed unfairness’ by failing to provide enough support to lower income households in the cost of living crisis.

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Have your say on a visitor levy for Wales

The Welsh Government has launched a public consultation today on proposals to give local authorities the powers to introduce a visitor levy.

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Devolved Government Finance Ministers' joint letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Nadhim Zahawi MP

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Local Government in the Welsh Government, alongside her counterparts Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, in the Scottish Government and Conor Murphy MLA, Minister of Finance in the Northern Ireland Executive, have jointly written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Nadim Zahawi MP.

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First full-year National Survey results since the pandemic show increased sense of community in Wales

People in Wales feel a greater sense of community and an increased satisfaction with the work of the Welsh Government, according to the latest results from the National Survey published today.

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Fairer council tax for Wales

Council tax in Wales is set to be made fairer under new plans put forward by the Welsh Government.

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Evolving approach to gender budgeting in Wales

The Welsh Government has outlined its approach to gender budgeting, with pilots and research helping to create a gender equal Wales.

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Cost of living top of the agenda for Finance Ministers

Finance Ministers across the UK met in Cardiff today, with how to support people and businesses with soaring bills dominating discussion.

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Instrument contract with added social value is music to Finance Minister’s ears

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.

Welsh Government

Appointment of New Member to the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales announced

Minister for Finance and Local Government Rebecca Evans has today announced the appointment of Dianne Bevan as member of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales.

Money

£150 cost of living payments arrive with more than 330,000 households

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.