Welsh Budget details
The Welsh Budget proposals for 2020-21 are now published. Rebecca Evans AM Finance Minister said:
“Despite these challenges, I am proud that this Budget, which outlines our plans for more than £18bn of spending next year, puts this Government’s core values of fairness and equality into action. Equality can only be achieved with a foundation of sustainable public services which are truly accessible and responsive to everyone, and built for future generations. We are ensuring that our vital public services upon which people rely, including our NHS, schools and local government – all receive funding increases. We are investing an above-inflation increase of more than £400m in health and social care, bringing our total investment next year to more than £8.7bn; alongside almost £4.5bn for local government, with £200m extra delivered through the local government revenue and capital settlement next year. Through the local government settlement and through our £1.8bn education budget we are investing in an education system that is a source of national pride which includes more than £200m invested in our educational infrastructure”.
The full details are available through the link here. The local government settlement will follow later today.