September 17, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Finance Minister announces budget to protect health and jobs, build a greener future and create change for a more equal Wales

FINANCE Minister Rebecca Evans has unveiled a draft Welsh Budget with plans to invest an extra £420m for health and social services, alongside funding to protect the economy, build a greener future and create change for a more equal Wales.

In the first Budget since the pandemic, the package delivers an extra £176m for local government to support schools, social care and local services that have been critical to our response to the pandemic. The package includes a £10m boost to the Social Care Grant, which now stands at £50m, in recognition of the significant impact the pandemic has had on the sector.

Investment in affordable and social housing will grow to £200m next year, stimulating jobs and training while providing 3,500 additional new homes. The Welsh Government