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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.
Formal support package for Merthyr County Borough Council to end following progress made
Welsh Government Finance and Local Government Minister Rebecca Evans has announced today that support provided to Merthyr County Borough Council since 2019 will come to a close at the end of the month in light of the progress made by the Council, while recognising there is more improvement work to be done by the authority.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Appointment of New Members to the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales announced
Minister for Finance and Local Government Rebecca Evans has today announced the appointment of Michael Imperato and Frank Cuthbert as members of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales.
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.
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.
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.
9.4% rise in local government funding
Council services across Wales are set to be boosted with a funding increase next year.