27 March 2023 – today’s press release

“Inept Approach to Public Finances” – Welsh Lib Dems Respond to Welsh Gov Accounts Report

Responding to a Senedd report on Welsh Government accounts, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS said:

This report highlights an inept approach to Wales’ public finances from the Labour Party which shows a failure to protect public services during the pandemic.

£155 million is an extortionate amount for Wales to have missed out on.

It is also clear that neither Labour nor the Conservatives can be trusted to tackle fraud and that Welsh Labour criticisms of the UK Government losses to fraud during the pandemic now ring hollow.

Labour cannot continue to blame the UK Government for everything that goes wrong in Cardiff Bay, this failure lies firmly at the feet of Welsh Labour Ministers.

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One Comment

  • George Thomas 28th Mar '23 - 11:38am

    It seems ridiculous that Wales had lower spending during the exceptional financial year of 2020-2021 but can’t store that money up to be spent longer term. Equally, knowing how inflexible UK government can be and knowing the rules, it seems ridiculous that the money wasn’t spent.

    It’s just more money being taken out of Wales for no good reason.

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