Rebecca Evans AM

Responsibilities of the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Biography

Rebecca Evans was first elected to the National Assembly for Wales in May 2011 to represent the Mid and West Wales region. In 2016 she became Assembly Member for Gower.

Rebecca received a degree in History from the University of Leeds, and a Master of Philosophy degree in Historical Studies from Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge. Before being elected, Rebecca worked in the third sector. 

Rebecca has served on the National Assembly for Wales' Environment and Sustainable Development Committee and its Common Agricultural Policy Task and Finish Group. She has also served on the Health and Social Care Committee, and the Children, Young People and Education Committee. 

In June 2014, Rebecca was appointed Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, and in May 2016 she became Minister for Social Services and Public Health. In November 2017, she was appointed Minister for Housing and Regeneration, and in December 2018 she joined the Cabinet as Minister for Finance and Trefnydd.

Responsibilities

  • The Welsh Treasury 
  • The Welsh Revenue Authority
  • Provision of strategic direction and management of the resources of the Welsh Government
  • Taxation policy
  • Local taxation policy, including Council Tax, non-domestic rates, council tax reduction and the Sponsorship of the Valuation Office Agency and the Valuation Tribunal Service
  • Budget monitoring and management
  • Strategic Investment
  • Invest to Save
  • Financial accounting and audit
  • In year budget monitoring and management
  • Value for money and effectiveness
  • Operation and development of the devolved funding settlement and the Statement of Funding policy
  • National Procurement Service and Value Wales
  • Acquisition, maintenance and disposal of property and other assets
  • Co-ordination of National Statistics and the Census
  • Management of Government Business in the Assembly in line with Standing Orders
  • Delivery of the weekly Business Statement
  • Represent the Government in Business Committee
  • Liaison with other Parties on the Government’s Legislative Programme (but not individual Bills which remain the responsibility of the lead Minister)
  • Cross-government Digital Policy and Strategy

Writing to Rebecca Evans