Extra £240m for NHS Announced in the Welsh Budget

An extra £240m for the NHS has been announced in the Welsh budget, reported the BBC. Spending plans had been shaped by the “unprecedented challenges” posed by Brexit and the resulting loss of European funding, finance secretary Mark Drakeford said. “In these uncertain times, we have published a one-year revenue budget, which will provide stability and assurances for our valued public services in the immediate future while we work collectively to plan for the future,” he said.

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford also promised £10m for a pilot scheme to provide 30 hours of free childcare for three and four year olds.

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Published on 19. October 2016 in News UK