Turn your back on cuts, chancellor urged
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Budget: Turn your back on cuts, Mark Drakeford urges chancellor

Wales' Finance Secretary has urged the Treasury to abandon austerity and boost cash for public services and the economy ahead of Wednesday's Budget.

Mark Drakeford outlined his concerns about the UK government's planned spending cuts, which he says could see a £175m cut to the Welsh budget.

He said the cuts were "unnecessary and counter-productive".

It comes as Chancellor Philip Hammond warned there would be no "spending sprees" in the Spring Budget.

  • 06 Mar 2017
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