Capital budget increase for Wales

The Treasury says the Welsh Government will get £1.5 billion to spend on capital projects like building roads, schools and social housing in 2015/16. That's £0.2 billion more than it's getting this year and £0.1 billion more than it's already been told it will get next year.

The increase in real terms is 0.3%. It does not include finance for relieving congestion on the M4 around Newport. That would be paid for under a deal allowing the Welsh Government to borrow money that has not yet been finalised.

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Welsh civil servant pay rises stay

The Welsh Government says it is keeping its system of automatic pay progression for its civil servants. The UK Government announced on Wednesday it is scrapping the practice.