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Welsh Govt spending plans

The Welsh Government has outlined £600m of funding for infrastructure projects, which it says will create 11,000 jobs. £62m will be spent on a metro service for South East Wales. The announcement comes after the Draft Budget was published yesterday.

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£100m cuts to pay for NHS increase

At first glance it seems every other Welsh Government department will see its budget cut in order to pay for the increase in spending on the NHS. It adds up to £100m cut for 2014/15. Local government takes the biggest hit, losing £98m from its allocation for 2014/15. The other departmental cuts are:

  • Economy, Science Transport - £26.9m
  • Education and Skills - £77.5m
  • Natural Resources and Food - £22.2m
  • Housing and Regeneration - £6.6m
  • Culture and Sport - £4.3m
  • Central administration - £4.1m

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