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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.
A new Welcome Ticket will provide refugees and people from Ukraine with free bus travel and they will also receive free entry to Cadw sites across Wales.
“The United Nations is right, what the UK Government is doing will lead to serious human rights violations”
Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt and Council General, Mick Antoniw on the UK Government’s Nationality and Borders Act.
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.
Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt today outlined the progress of the Homes for Ukraine scheme in Wales and highlighted the further support Welsh Government have provided to the humanitarian crisis.
Minister for Social Justice has today praised the intense “Team Wales” effort to prepare to welcome Ukrainian refugees to Wales.
Local councils, the third sector, the NHS and the Welsh Government have been working closely together to put in place the arrangements and services for Ukrainians fleeing the conflict.
Wales will act as a super-sponsor for a scheme that will enable people fleeing the war to seek safety in Wales.
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 and Scottish Governments have described the UK Government’s plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a Bill of Rights as an “ideologically motivated attack on freedoms and liberties.”
“Our Basic Income pilot is an exciting project to deliver financial stability for a generation of young people that need it most.”
Minister for Social Justice, Jane Hutt
Basic Income for Care Leavers in Wales, pilot announced.
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.
Major increase in the availability of facilities to protect victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence to give evidence across Wales
A process to allow victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence to securely give evidence through video-linked facilities has launched across Wales.