Cancer services in Wales have seen continued improvements, according to the Welsh Government but there is room for more.Read the full story ›
A colder day but remaining largely dry with plenty of sunny spells.Read the full story ›
Heavy rain and strong winds will continue this evening and overnight. By dawn, skies will clear allowing a colder, drier day tomorrowRead 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.
'Get in early' is the warning from the Wales Rugby Union ahead of this weekend's clash between Wales and New Zealand.Read the full story ›
The Finance Secretary has reacted to today's Autumn Budget, saying it provides no significant boost for 'hard-pressed public services'.Read the full story ›
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.