Food bank charity, The Trussell Trust said benefits must rise in line with inflation to cover the cost of essentials.Read the full story ›
The Welsh Government grant paid to schools for each child from a poor background goes up by £100 per head for nursery and infants classes.Read the full story ›
The latest report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors looks at sales for March.Read the full story ›
Several towns have been left without any banks at allRead the full story ›
It reflects the maintenance backlog of work for the Authorities 1,000km of carriageways.Read the full story ›
Welsh councils have have identified the projects, which look to improve unemployment, health and poverty in the area.Read the full story ›
There'll be no tax break for first time buyers when stamp duty is replaced in Wales next April. But more property sales will be tax free.Read the full story ›
Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford says he will reflect on how to respond to the Chancellor's decision to exempt first time buyers from stamp duty, unless they're buying a home worth more than £300,000.
If he takes no action, the tax break will end for Welsh first time buyers next April, when stamp duty will be replaced in Wales by Land Transaction Tax, payable on the purchase of all properties worth over £150,000.
Professor Drakeford was asked by the Tory Group AM Mark Reckless if Welsh first time buyers would have to rush to buy their homes.
They will not be knocked over in the rush because the number of first time buyers in Wales, who are buying home worth £300,000, means that it will be perfectly possible to form an orderly queue.
I will do my best to resolve the uncertainty created by the Chancellor today by coming forward with proposals that I will [first] reflect on.
The Budget's impact on Wales has been strongly defended by the Welsh Secretary but condemned by his political opponents.Read the full story ›
Here are the changes to the Welsh Government's Treasury funding announced in the budget. Capital funding for improvements to roads, schools, hospitals and other projects, gets the biggest boost:
- 2017/18: £1.7 billion (up from £1.6 billion)
- 2018/19: £1.9 billion (up from £1.7 billion)
- 2019/20: £2.1 billion (up from £1.8 billion)
- 2020/21: £2.2 billion (up from £1.9 billion)
But resource funding, which covers year-on-year spending, is mostly unchanged since the Spring Budget.