Public Expenditure: Wales

Treasury written question – answered on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards Shadow PC Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Foreign Intervention), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Barnett consequential payment will be to Wales arising from the £3,000 grant to be made available to English businesses as part of the Government’s response to the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

From the measures announced to support to people, businesses and public services affected by COVID-19 the devolved administrations will receive over £5.2 billion. In total the UK Government has provided the Welsh Government with £1.6 billion to date.

The funding provided is in addition to the UK-wide support to tackle the impact of COVID-19, such as extending Statutory Sick Pay, making it easier and quicker to access benefits, and providing a Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

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