Chancellor Phillip Hammond has said that he is "recommitting" to the support for Swansea and north Wales city deals announced by his predecessor, George Osborne. The aim is to encourage fresh business investment in the chosen areas.
A very positive outcome, to have the Chancellor’s public confirmation on commitment for a North Wales Growth Deal.
With the extra £400m announced by the Chancellor for Wales, we hope to see a fair proportion of that, supporting the economy of North Wales, for example on key investments as outlined in the Growth Vision for North Wales, especially on infrastructure and the Growth Track 360 rail investment campaign.
Chancellor Phillip Hammond says Wales will get £400 million as a consequence of the spending on roads and other infrastructure that he's announced for England.
The Chancellor said high value infrastructure investment will improve Britain's productivity and so he could justify the "short term borrowing" to pay for it.
Philip Hammond says £400 million for Welsh Government because of spending pledges in England.
As expected over £1 billion for roads in England. Welsh Government will get a share but doesn't have to spend on Welsh roads.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced rising Government borrowing figures as he confirmed it no longer plans to deliver a surplus in public finances by 2020.
He said Government borrowing will fall from £68.2bn this year to £21.9bn in 2019-20, followed by £20.7bn and £17.2bn in 2021-22.
ITV Economics Editor Noreena Hertz tweeted:
#AutumnStatement Hammond drums the important of fiscal responsiblity home. But says no longer plan to deliver a surplus in 2020...
#AutumnStatement For anyone who thought end of austerity. No. Welfare spending will have a cap, but no new welfare savings in this budget
The new figures show a widening gap between the planned forecasts delivered by his predecessor George Osborne back in March.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has begun delivering his first Autumn Statement in the House of Commons.
Philip Hammond began by saying it was a 'privilege to report on an economy with employment at a record high.'
Chancellor Philip Hammond has said his first Autumn Statement "is focused on preparing and supporting the economy as we begin writing a new chapter in our country's history".
He sent out a tweet shortly before leaving 11 Downing Street to head to the House of Commons.
My #AutumnStatement today is focused on preparing & supporting the economy as we begin writing a new chapter in our country’s history
Mr Hammond will deliver the Statement after Prime Minister's Questions.
- Watch the Autumn Statement live on our Facebook page from 12.30pm.
The Labour MP for Aberavon Stephen Kinnock has called Jo Cox "an incredibly well-liked and popular person" in a statement read out at the trial of the man accused of her murder.
Mr Kinnock, the son of former Labour leader Lord Kinnock, said he first met Mrs Cox when he was living and working in Brussels in the early 1990s.
She had gone to work there as a researcher for his mother Glenys Kinnock, who was then a member of the European Parliament, and Mrs Cox became a firm family friend.
Mr Kinnock said his mother encouraged Mrs Cox to go into politics - but instead she initially went to work for Oxfam, being posted to Russia.
The pair were selected as MPs in March 2014, and Mr Kinnock said she enjoyed using the experiences she gained while working abroad to help people in her constituency.
Jo and I often talked about the work in the constituency being what kept us sane. I think that if the job was just about being in Parliament, Jo would have felt very frustrated. She liked being able to help local parties and enjoyed holding local surgeries and being active in the community.
Mr Kinnock said he last saw her a week before her death, when she hosted a party on her houseboat for a new intake of MPs.
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The Welsh Government will be allowed to intervene in a court battle over how the Brexit process should be formally triggered.
A Supreme Court judgement ruled that the Welsh and Scottish governments will be legally able to pitch in on how Britain formally leaves the EU.
The UK Government is appealing against a High Court ruling that the Prime Minister Theresa May must seek MPs' approval to trigger the process of taking Britain out of the European Union.
Counsel for the Scottish Government is being invited by the Supreme Court justices to address the court on the relevance of points of Scots law, so far as they do not form part of the law of England and Wales.
Wales' Counsel General Mick Antoniw AM announced his intention to apply for permission to intervene earlier this month.
I very much welcome the Supreme Court’s decision to grant the Welsh Government permission to intervene in the appeal. This case raises issues of profound importance not only in relation to the concept of Parliamentary Sovereignty but also in relation to the wider constitutional arrangements of the United Kingdom and the legal framework for devolution. This case is not about whether the UK leaves the EU or not. The people have voted for the UK to leave the EU, and the UK will leave. The sole legal question at issue is whether the UK Government can, as a matter of constitutional law, use the Prerogative powers to give notice of withdrawal from the European Union.