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Details of new powers for Welsh Government set out

The Welsh Secretary and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury have jointly introduced the Wales Bill into parliament. This is the legislation which would transfer new financial powers to the Welsh Government.

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Powers for a stronger fairer Wales - Alexander

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, says the financial powers being transferred to Wales will 'significantly strengthen' the Welsh Government.

The package of financial powers in this Bill will provide powerful new tools for Wales to exercise greater control over its future. The Bill also significantly strengthens the Welsh Government’s financial accountability and transparency. The Powers in this Bill will help future Welsh Governments to deliver a stronger economy and a fairer society in Wales.

– Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

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