More money but Welsh Government still warns of cuts

According to the Wales Office, the knock-on effect of spending plans for England announced in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement will mean an extra £100m for the Welsh Government over the next two years. But the Welsh Finance Minister Jane Hutt has tweeted that the picture is more complicated:


Today’s Autumn Statement does not take away the challenges we face #AS2013


There have been small revenue increases for Wales but those increases hide further reductions #AS2013


The combination of cuts and increases mean that there are no easy decisions #AS2013


Autumn Statement 2013

George Osborne has delivered his latest assessment of the state of the economy in the Autumn Statement, announcing growth forecasts for the coming years are 'significantly up'. A net increase in budget for the Welsh Government has also been promised.