Finance Minister thanks sector for efforts during pandemic

The Minister for Finance thanked the voluntary sector for its efforts during the pandemic at a recent meeting, and noted many sector concerns have been spoken about at meetings within Welsh Government.

At the second of 2020’s meetings between the voluntary sector and the Finance Minister, Rebecca Evans MS, the Minister opened by saying Wales can be proud of the efforts of its voluntary sector during the pandemic and said thank you.

She then updated the group on Welsh Government’s budgeting, and hoped the Chancellor’s Spending Review on 25 November would provide Welsh Government with more clarity. Talks are continuing cross-government on pressures and priorities, and she hopes to give Local Authorities the best possible settlement.

The group, including representatives from Wales Coop Centre, Citizens Advice Cymru, Cymorth Cymru, Cytun and others, commented on the need for longer-term funding cycles and how useful it would be to carry over funding into the next financial year. The Minister said that the way to look at long-term funding is through regional frameworks, which need flexibility built into them. On the subject of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, she said Welsh Government may still not know the full picture even after the Chancellor’s statement.

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