William Eichler 07 February 2024

Welsh government announces £25m for councils

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The Welsh government has announced an additional £25m to support cash-strapped local authorities in 2024-25.

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Local Government said the extra funding would support the social care workforce, schools and ‘help councils respond to other pressures in their local communities’.

The funding will form part of the Welsh Government’s final budget proposals, which will be published on 27 February.

‘Local authorities and Senedd members have raised the difficult decisions local authorities are facing next year in this extraordinary harsh financial climate, even with the 3.1% uplift to the revenue support grant we have provided for 2024-25 in the Draft Budget,’ Ms Evans said.

‘To provide local authorities with as much financial stability as possible in these hard times – as early as possible – I am today confirming an additional £25m will be allocated to local government in the 2024-25 Final Budget.’

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