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Extra £160m for Welsh NHS and councils as UK Conservative Government budget delivers increased funding for Wales

The Welsh Government has announced that an extra £160m over two years is being given to the NHS and councils in Wales in the final budget.


The additional money is coming to Wales as a result of increased funding from last month’s announcement of the UK Conservative Government’s budget.


Shadow Finance Secretary, Nick Ramsay AM, has said:


“The Chancellor’s budget has delivered a substantial financial boost for Wales and we are pleased to see Mark Drakeford has listened to our calls to invest the additional cash into key frontline services such as the NHS and local government.


“As ever, the devil is always in the detail and we will examine closely where this funding is allocated, particularly after nearly two decades of budgets from the Labour Party which have failed to deliver increased prosperity and improved public services in Wales.


“It is imperative this investment is aimed at improving outcomes for people across Wales and not to cover up the financial mismanagement of key public services by Carwyn Jones and his Welsh Government.”