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Welsh Budget latest / Sharp End preview

Well it seems at least one of the things I said earlier this week about the behind-the-scenes talks on the Welsh budget was wrong: the opposition parties certainly have been working together. It’s not quite a return of the rainbow coalition which almost happened after the 2007 but what I expect to happen this afternoon … Continue reading

Welsh Government Budget talks

Behind the scenes in the Assembly, party leaders have been meeting to try to reach agreement on the Welsh Government’s spending plans. The reason why these meetings have been happening is because Carwyn Jones’ Labour Government doesn’t have a majority of votes in the Senedd; in fact the number of seats is equally divided between … Continue reading

Budget March 2011

Chancellor George Osborne announced his second budget this afternoon at 12:30. Mr. Osborne described today’s proposals as “pro-growth” but against a difficult economic background and increased military commitments will he achieve this? We’ll be bringing you expert analysis and to today’s budget, as well as asking you for your reactions. 18:00: The Government claim over … Continue reading

Budget Preview

When he stands up to deliver his budget today, the Chancellor George Osborne will do so in very bleak circumstances. The military is engaged in a new conflict which will have to be paid for whilst at home, the latest figures show inflation is rising and borrowing higher than anticipated. All of which gives Mr … Continue reading

Barnett’s Fair – for the foreseeable future

At Welsh Labour’s special policy conference which was held at the weekend, the party launched its own Yes campaign for next year’s powers referendum. One of the main messages used to win over doubters within Labour was that the UK government would only look at reforming the way Wales is funded – the notorious Barnett … Continue reading

Assembly outlines cuts in Welsh draft budget

The Welsh Assembly Government has outlined its draft budget for the next three years. Health and education budgets will fall slightly but other devolved areas including transport will see significant cuts with spending on big infrastructure projects like building roads, hospitals and schools being delayed or cancelled altogether. Watch Jane Hutt’s budget announcement at ITV.com/Wales Speaking … Continue reading

Pre-budget politics

Adrian Masters looks ahead to the publication of the Welsh Assembly Government’s draft budget and what it means for Wales ‘Apprehensive.’ That was the answer the Deputy Minister for Children, Huw Lewis, gave when I asked him how he was feeling ahead of the publication tomorrow of the Assembly Government’s draft budget. ‘Anyone who works … Continue reading

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