5p carrier bag charge turns 5!
Today (1 October) marks the five year anniversary of the introduction of the Welsh Government’s ground-breaking Single Use Carrier Bag charge.
- Welsh Government steps in to help small businesses affected by revaluation
- Blue Badge eligibility criteria expanded
- 5p carrier bag charge turns 5!
Section highlightLand Transaction Tax
Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Written Statement - Progress of the inter-governmental talks on funding reform
On 17 April I met the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to discuss the progress of the ongoing talks on funding reform.
We noted the progress that has been made in developing a shared understanding of the evidence base. We also agreed that officials from the two Governments will continue to work closely together in the coming weeks. The aim is for that work to be completed before summer recess and the Chief Secretary and I will meet again at that time to consider the way forward, in advance of the Silk Commission’s report on fiscal devolution that is due to be published later in the year.
The Chief Secretary and I reaffirmed the commitment of both Governments to constructive engagement on all issues relating to financial reform. We agreed that the Welsh financial settlement should provide fairness and accountability for Wales within a strong United Kingdom.