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Welsh Government's capital budget boosted

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.

Minister sacked amid allegations 'of a sexual nature'

Carl Sargeant says he finds the allegations against him shocking and distressing. Credit: ITV Wales

Communities Secretary Carl Sargeant has been sacked in today's Welsh Government reshuffle and suspended from the Labour party amid allegations over his personal conduct.

Sources have told ITV News that the allegations are of a sexual nature.

Carl Sargeant has been suspended from party membership, and therefore the Labour whip in the National Assembly for Wales, while an investigation into allegations received takes place.

– Welsh Labour Spokesperson

Carl Sargeant has shared the following statement on Twitter:

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Following allegations, received in the last few days, about Carl Sargeant’s conduct, the First Minister has removed him from the Cabinet and has asked Welsh Labour to launch a full investigation.

– First Minister's spokesperson


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