It's the third themed year, as part of a campaign to get more visitors to Wales.Read the full story ›
Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford says he will reflect on how to respond to the Chancellor's decision to exempt first time buyers from stamp duty, unless they're buying a home worth more than £300,000.
If he takes no action, the tax break will end for Welsh first time buyers next April, when stamp duty will be replaced in Wales by Land Transaction Tax, payable on the purchase of all properties worth over £150,000.
Professor Drakeford was asked by the Tory Group AM Mark Reckless if Welsh first time buyers would have to rush to buy their homes.
They will not be knocked over in the rush because the number of first time buyers in Wales, who are buying home worth £300,000, means that it will be perfectly possible to form an orderly queue.
I will do my best to resolve the uncertainty created by the Chancellor today by coming forward with proposals that I will [first] reflect on.
The Budget's impact on Wales has been strongly defended by the Welsh Secretary but condemned by his political opponents.Read the full story ›
Here are the changes to the Welsh Government's Treasury funding announced in the budget. Capital funding for improvements to roads, schools, hospitals and other projects, gets the biggest boost:
- 2017/18: £1.7 billion (up from £1.6 billion)
- 2018/19: £1.9 billion (up from £1.7 billion)
- 2019/20: £2.1 billion (up from £1.8 billion)
- 2020/21: £2.2 billion (up from £1.9 billion)
But resource funding, which covers year-on-year spending, is mostly unchanged since the Spring Budget.
The move will come as a blow to millions of mortgage borrowers on variable rate deals - but will provide some relief for savers.Read the full story ›
Unemployment in Wales has fallen by 11,000 in the last quarter, according to new statistics.Read the full story ›
Communities are being urged to support their local businesses to 'Buy Social' this 'Social Saturday'.Read the full story ›
House prices in Wales have reached a new peak average price, according to the Principality Building Society.Read the full story ›
The Welsh Government has announced details of the draft budget, publishing new rates and bands for Wales' first taxes in almost 800 years.Read the full story ›