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Autumn Statement: 'Pitiful' increase for public services

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford has said the extra money promised to Wales in the chancellor's Autumn Statement for day-to-day spending on public services is "absolutely pitiful".

He welcomed news of an extra £400m for capital projects over five years, with flood defences and high street regeneration among the areas likely to benefit.

But, with the Welsh Government spending around £15bn a year, Mr Drakeford said an extra £36m over four years for day-to-day or revenue spending would not go very far.

  • 23 Nov 2016
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