Conservatives hit back at 'no deal' claim

The Welsh Conservatives have hit back at Labour's claim that no deal had been done to win their support for a vote which would have helped push through new council tax benefit rules. An opposition source says:

We were approached to make a deal by Carl Sargeant. (There was) a meeting on Tuesday when a deal was agreed. The deal was for a veteran's card but we understand the First Minister vetoed this proposal. If Labour don't want further support for veterans, shame on them.

– Welsh Conservative source

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Council tax vote row

A bitter political row has developed in the wake of the Welsh Government's failure to pass new rules for council tax benefits