George Osborne's promise of a cut in the tolls on the Severn Bridges suggests that if he stays in office after the election he'll deny the Welsh Government control of the crossings when they return to public ownership. First Minister Carwyn Jones has said that if he had the power, he would reduce but not abolish the tolls, using the income to pay for M4 improvements as wells as maintaining the two bridges.
Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the UK government is "opening negotiations on the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon."
The Chancellor also said "We are giving more power to Wales. We are working on a Cardiff city deal" - but with no more detail.
Toll rates for the Severn Crossing will be reduced from 2018, George Osborne has announced.
"Severn crossings are a vital link for Wales - we will reduce the toll rates from 2018 and abolish the higher band for small vans and buses."
The Chancellor has gone further to say that Severn Bridges tolls for vans will be cut from £13 to £5.40 to help small traders.
More on the Severn Tolls. According to the Wales Office HGVs and buses will pay £16.30 from 2018, down from current £19.60.
Chancellor George Osborne has announced more funding for air ambulances around the UK during his Budget speech.
He announced support to help charities buy new helicopters including Wales, Essex and Herts, East Anglia and Scotland which will be paid for from LIBOR fines.
Chancellor George Osborne is delivering his sixth annual budget in the House of Commons today.
And with reports suggesting the government has seen a £6 billion windfall, he is expected to announce a number of tax cuts designed to boost the Tories' pre-election campaign.
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A rogue builder has been jailed for 15 months, after charging an elderly woman £140,000 for repairs to her house worth just £6,000.
Ronnie Connors, 39, moved in when he saw weeds growing through paving on the pensioner's driveway in Rhiwbina, Cardiff - but warned there were more problems, and tricked her into paying for work on rendering, an almost rebuilt garage, gutter and weatherboard replacement.
Prosecutor Lee Reynolds told Cardiff Crown Court: "By the time she had paid out between £70,000 and £90,000 she lost track and later told police 'they just kept finding things to do.'"
An expert estimated the work done needed should have cost £6,000.
The court heard that Connors lives in a mansion outside Cardiff, and had bought several new cars.
He had also overcharged two other elderly victims.
Connors admitted three charges of aggressive business practice and had to repay the money.
Recorder George Bull told Connors: "You are a thoroughly dishonest businessman preying on people and you chose your victims carefully. It was despicable conduct and your should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself."
In a statement released ahead of his Budget, Chancellor George Osborne has vowed to deliver a Budget that will help create a "truly national recovery".
Today we set out the next stage in a plan that is working, with a Budget that works for you. We will deliver a truly national recovery
The unemployment rate in Wales has fallen to 6.2 per cent - but remains higher than the UK average.
Between November and January, 92,000 people here were out of work.
In the previous three months, the jobless figure was at 105,000 - or 7.1 per cent.
New figures from the Office for National Statistics show that, for the UK as a whole, the unemployment rate has dropped slightly to 5.7 per cent.
Today’s Labour Market Stats show labour market in Wales improving at a faster rate than across the UK over the last quarter
The employment level in Wales up 24,000 over quarter. Rate up 1.2 percentage points, the highest rate increase of the UK nations or regions
Chancellor George Osborne is set to deliver his sixth, and arguably most important, Budget today.
Welsh Secretary @scrabb2015 looking v pleased coming out of Downing St after cabinet budget briefing. Expecting positive news for Wales?
Our Political Editor Adrian Masters will be in London gathering reaction and summing up the political response following the Budget announcement at 12.30pm.
Among the measures likely to affect Wales directly, the most eye-catching is thought to be an official go-ahead for plans for a tidal lagoon energy project in Swansea Bay. The £1bn development was given a partial thumbs-up in last year's Autumn statement.