Extra UK funding for Wales
A £600 million boost for Wales from the Chancellor of the Exchequer has been welcomed by the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Wrexham.
Speaking after the announcement by Sajid Javid in today’s spending review, Sarah Atherton said the boost proved the UK Government is committed to the future of Wales.
Sarah Atherton said:
"The money comes on the back of big financial packages for health and education over the border in England. A further £20 million was announced for Wales in capital funding".
Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns, described the money as a ‘significant boost to the Welsh economy.
He said: “The UK Government is providing the biggest ever day-to-day funding settlement for Wales.”
Mr Cairns added: “I urge Welsh Ministers to use this prime opportunity to focus on delivering the public’s priorities – providing better healthcare, improving education and cutting the cost of living.
“The UK Government is further committed to doing its part to enhance the Welsh economy, increase opportunities for Welsh businesses worldwide and make our streets safer by also increasing funding to international trade projects, defence and criminal justice.”