Budget: Welsh Government to get £104m extra according to minister

The Welsh Government will get an extra £104m over the next two years from the budget, according to the Wales Office minister Stephen Crabb. He says that Wales will only see its budget reduced by 0.2% compared to a 1% cut in other Whitehall departments.

And he says that cut will be off-set by an increase in the knock-on effect of spending in England on devolved areas like health and education, meaning a small increase of £104m.

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Small rise in Welsh budget

The Welsh Government will get an extra £104m over the next two years from the Budget, according to the Wales Office. A planned fuel duty rise has been scrapped, and there will be help for people struggling to find mortgage deposits.