Welsh Conservatives have criticised Labour's draft budget proposals for giving the health service 'the toughest funding settlement in the UK.' Shadow Finance Minister Paul Davies said:
It’s Groundhog Day for our National Health Service. Snubbed again and still facing the toughest funding settlement in the UK.
Hospital downgrades and closures threaten communities the length and breadth of Wales as a result of Labour’s record-breaking cuts.
Lessons have not been learned and the plight of frontline health workers has not been heeded.
The First Minister has admitted our health boards probably won’t break even and bail-outs will be required again, yet there is no additional investment in this Draft Budget. Chaos and confusion reign.
The Welsh Government has outlined how it plans to spend more than £15 billion next year
The Finance Minister, Jane Hutt, unveils her draft Budget at 3pm but weeks of talks lie ahead to get a Senedd majority for her plans.