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“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
Wales’ Finance Minister Jane Hutt has responded to the UK Government’s Autumn Statement – saying that it has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales.
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- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
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Written - New European Funding for Flood and Coastal Risk Management in Wales
In December 2008 you will recall my announcement regarding our success in securing an additional £30m of European Convergence funding to invest in flood and coastal erosion risk measures within eligible local authority areas. That funding will support a £65 million strategic programme of improvement work to be carried out over the next six years.
This additional funding will be match funded primarily from the national flood and coastal risk management budgets supplemented by contributions from local authorities and others together with the additional £8 million, available over the next two years, allocated from the Assembly Government’s Strategic Capital Investment Fund.
These additional funds will be awarded to schemes that support a broad approach to flood risk management. The six-year programme will see the construction of both new and improved flood and coastal defences and will also implement a range of other flood risk management measures such as sustainable urban drainage systems, raising awareness of the risk of flooding and building resilience in communities prone to flooding.
Following work carried out by the Convergence Funding Programme Board to gather more detailed information on those schemes considered eligible for inclusion within our strategic programme, I am now pleased to announce schemes which have been approved for inclusion in the first tranche of the Flood and Coastal Risk Management Strategic Programme.
My officials will be working closely with officers from local authorities, the Environment Agency and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water who are leading in delivering individual schemes to develop detailed project plans and to assist with the process of securing the required match funding.
In total, the first tranche of schemes will draw down £20m of the available £30m Convergence Programme funding allocated to flood and coastal risk management activities in Wales. The schemes included are listed in Annex 1.
My officials will be working closely with the promoting authorities to support the delivery of each of the projects that form part of this ambitious programme of flood risk investment.
Local Authority Area
Estimated Scheme Cost £000
Newport Parrog Fluvial
Rhondda Cynon Taff
The Welsh Assembly Government is also preparing a strategic bid for further European funding from the Competitiveness Programme which, if successful, will benefit flood and coastal risk management schemes in those local authority areas which are ineligible for convergence funding.