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Jane Hutt AM
Biographical details and Ministerial responsibilities of the Minister for Finance and Government Business. 

Educated at the University of Kent, the London School of Economics and Bristol University, Jane is also an Honorary Fellow of University of Wales Institute Cardiff.

In recognition of her role in furthering procurement practice, Jane has been awarded an honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and a Fellowship of the Procurement Best Practice Academy.

Jane has also been made an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for her work in public finance.

Prior to her election to the National Assembly for Wales, Jane was director of Chwarae Teg (Fair Play) and was the Welsh member on the New Opportunities (UK) Fund and was an elected Member of the former South Glamorgan County Council.

Jane is married with two children, is a Welsh learner, and lives in Barry.

Having served as Minister for Health and Social Services (1999-2005), Minister for Assembly Business, Children and Equalities (2005-2007) and Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (2007-2009), Jane was appointed as Minister for Budget and Business in December 2009. Following re-election to the National Assembly for Wales in May 2011, Jane Hutt was appointed Minister for Finance and Leader of the House and in March 2013 was appointed Minister for Finance. In September 2014, she was appointed Minister for Finance and Government Business.

The Minister for Finance and Government Business is responsible for:

  • Providing strategic financial direction and management of the resources of the Welsh Government
  • Development of a Welsh Treasury function
  • Publishing and consulting on the Welsh Government’s budget proposals
  • General oversight of financial accounting and audit
  • Making most effective use of the Welsh Government’s budget through rigorous in year budget monitoring and management
  • Ensuring value for money and effectiveness of spend across the Welsh Government’s budget through continual challenge and development of underpinning systems on evidence and evaluation
  • Operation of the devolved funding settlement and the Statement of Funding;
  • Value Wales
  • National Procurement Service
  • Oversight of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), but not priorities or policy decisions regarding PFI projects within another Minister’s portfolio
  • Matters affecting Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies (WGSBs) collectively and in general, but not matters relating to specific WGSBs, which remain the responsibility of their respective Ministers
  • The Location Strategy and the co-ordination of acquisition, maintenance and disposal of property and other assets used by the Welsh Government in the exercise of its functions
  • The co-ordination of National Statistics and the maintenance and development of the co-ordinating structure under the National Statistics Framework. (For other Welsh Ministers their role covers statistical activity in relation to their portfolio responsibilities)
  • The content or conduct of the Census in Wales
  • Policy on and administration of European Union structural funds, related programmes except the Common Agricultural Policy
  • Responsibility for managing Welsh Government business in the Assembly in line with standing orders.

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