Plaid Cymru says the Welsh Government should make up any shortfall when council tax benefits are devolved to Wales.

Plaid Cymru's weekly presser today was about how the devolution of council tax benefits would affect the poorest people in Wales. Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM said that there would be a shortfall of some 23.4 million pounds to fund the benefits which he said must be addressed by the Welsh Government.

The AM said that any devolved shortfall could be paid for out of the 80 million pounds of Barnet Consequentials that would be on the way to Wales next year and claimed that funding the shortfall "would not be a problem."

The Minister for Local Government, Carl Sargeant will be making a statement this afternoon on new arrangements to provide support for Council Tax in Wales.

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