Meetings

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 11/03/2021 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Response from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Committee's report: Scrutiny of the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 11/03/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Response from the Welsh Government to the Committee's report on the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22

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Minutes:

4.5.a The Committee noted the response from the Welsh Government to the Committee's report on the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22.


Meeting: 11/03/2021 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Correspondence with the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism on the Draft Welsh Government Budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 10/03/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 PTN 5 - Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22 - Welsh Government response to the Finance Committee's report - 5 March 2021

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Meeting: 10/03/2021 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Welsh Government response to the Committee's report on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

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Minutes:

5.3 The Committee noted the Welsh Government’s response.


Meeting: 10/03/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 PTN 3 - Letter from the Scottish Parliament's Finance and Constitution Committee to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury: Scottish Government's Budget 2021-22 - 4 March 2021

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Meeting: 09/03/2021 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd (Item 13)

Debate: Final Budget 2021-22

NDM7613 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 20.25, approves the Annual Budget for the financial year 2021-22 laid in the Table Office on 2 March 2021.

Minutes:

The item started at 16.28

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

NDM7613 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 20.25, approves the Annual Budget for the financial year 2021-22 laid in the Table Office on 2 March 2021.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

2

21

51

The motion was agreed.

 


Meeting: 24/02/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 PTN 6 - Letter from the Chair of External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee to the Secretary of State for Wales: UK Shared Prosperity Fund - 2 February 2021

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Meeting: 24/02/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 PTN 5 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd - Land Transaction Tax (LTT) non-residential rates and thresholds – 2 February 2021

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Meeting: 24/02/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 PTN 3 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Information on financial transactions capital and Wales Barnett formula consequentials – 21 January 2021

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Meeting: 24/02/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 PTN 7 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Modelling work for free school meals - 9 February 2021

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Meeting: 24/02/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 PTN 8 - Letter from Hafal: Scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget 2021-22 - 17 February 2021

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Meeting: 09/02/2021 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd (Item 10)

Debate: The Draft Budget 2021-2022

NDM7586 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 20.12:

Notes the Draft Budget for the financial year 2021-22 laid in the Table Office by the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd on 21 December 2020.

Supporting Documents

Report of the Finance Committee

Report of the Children, Young People and Education Committee

Report of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee

Report of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Report of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

Report of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee correspondence:

Letter to the Minister for Mental Health, Well-being and the Welsh Language

Letter to the Minister for Education

Letter to the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the Senedd:

Believes that the Welsh Government's Draft Budget 2021-22 does not enable Wales to build back better and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.23(iii), amendments 2 and 3 tabled to the motion have not been selected.

Amendment 4 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that the unallocated fiscal resource in the draft 2021-22 budget is used in the final budget for 2021-22 to expand free school meal eligibility criteria to include all children in families in receipt of universal credit or equivalent benefit and any child in a family with no recourse to public funds.

Minutes:

The item started at 18.01

Voting on the motion and amendments under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

NDM7586 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 20.12:

Notes the Draft Budget for the financial year 2021-22 laid in the Table Office by the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd on 21 December 2020.

The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the Senedd:

Believes that the Welsh Government's Draft Budget 2021-22 does not enable Wales to build back better and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

A vote was taken on amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

39

50

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

In accordance with Standing Order 12.23(iii), amendments 2 and 3 tabled to the motion were not selected.

Amendment 4 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that the unallocated fiscal resource in the draft 2021-22 budget is used in the final budget for 2021-22 to expand free school meal eligibility criteria to include all children in families in receipt of universal credit or equivalent benefit and any child in a family with no recourse to public funds.

A vote was taken on amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

3

30

50

Amendment 4 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on the motion:

NDM7586 Rebecca Evans (Gower)

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 20.12:

Notes the Draft Budget for the financial year 2021-22 laid in the Table Office by the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd on 21 December 2020.

For

Abstain

Against

Total

30

0

20

50

The motion was agreed.

 


Meeting: 28/01/2021 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 9)

9 Consideration of the Committee's draft report on the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22

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Minutes:

9.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its draft report on the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22, subject to minor amendments.


Meeting: 28/01/2021 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Correspondence from the Marine Conservation Society in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 28/01/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 1)

1 Consideration of the draft report on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

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Minutes:

1.1.      The Committee considered the draft report and discussed a number of changes.


Meeting: 28/01/2021 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Correspondence from Wales Environment Link in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 28/01/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

7 Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 - 2022 - consideration of the draft report

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Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the draft report. To meet the reporting deadline of Tuesday 2 February 202 Members agreed to consider final amendments and agree the report electronically.


Meeting: 27/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Consideration of draft report

Supporting paper:

FIN(5)-05-21 P1 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee agreed the draft report with minor changes.

 


Meeting: 27/01/2021 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Consideration of draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the report subject to minor amendments which will be agreed via email.


Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Paper from Ramblers Cymru in relation to the Committee's scrutiny of the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22 - consideration of the evidence received under items 2 and 3

Minutes:

6.1. The Committee considered the evidence to inform its draft report.


Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22 - evidence session 3

Jane Hutt MS, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip

Alyson Francis, Deputy Director of Communities Division, Welsh Government

Sian Gill, Head of Financial Reporting, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1. The Committee received evidence from:

Jane Hutt MS, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip

Alyson Francis, Deputy Director of Communities Division, Welsh Government

Sian Gill, Head of Financial Reporting, Welsh Government


Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Scrutiny of the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22 - evidence session 2

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Julie James MS, Minister for Housing and Local Government

Hannah Blythyn MS, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government

Judith Cole, Deputy Director Local Government Finance & Workforce Partnership Division

Emma Williams, Director of Housing and Regeneration, Welsh Government

Ian Williams, Deputy Director, Homes and Places, Welsh Government

Debra Carter, Deputy Director, Local Government Strategic Finance, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1. The Committee received evidence from:

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Julie James MS, Minister for Housing and Local Government

Hannah Blythyn MS, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government

Judith Cole, Deputy Director Local Government Finance & Workforce Partnership Division

Emma Williams, Director of Housing and Regeneration, Welsh Government

Ian Williams, Deputy Director, Homes and Places, Welsh Government

Debra Carter, Deputy Director, Local Government Strategic Finance, Welsh Government

 

2.2. During the evidence session the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government agreed to provide:

·         Updates on decision-making for the Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) and forecasted demand on the fund;

·         Examples of improvement works carried out by local authorities and town and community councils in response to the pandemic that are likely to have long term positive effects for the communities;

·         Updates to the Committee on the work between the Ministerial Town Centre Action Group and local authorities and town and community councils that aims to create local supply chains using small businesses.


Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 - 2022 - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence it heard in the previous sessions.


Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 - 2022

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 - 2022

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Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 - 2022

Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services

Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language

Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Albert Heaney, Deputy Director General, Health and Social Services Group – Welsh Government

Claire Bennett, Director, Communities & Tackling Poverty – Welsh Government

Tracey Breheny, Deputy Director of Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Vulnerable Groups – Welsh Government  

Dr Heather Payne, Senior Medical Officer for Maternal & Child Health – Welsh Government

Steve Elliot, Deputy Director of Finance – Welsh Government

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee scrutinised the Ministers on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 – 22.

4.2 The Minister for Health and Social Services agreed to provide a note on the indicators used for the new formula to allocate funding to health boards and how it takes account of specific population needs and characteristics in different parts of Wales.

4.3 The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services agreed to provide a note on the £8 million that has been drawn down by local authorities for children and social services under the local government hardship fund.

4.4 The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Servcies also agreed to provide the Committee with the cross-Government outcomes framework report relating to the Children and Communities grant, once available.

4.5 The Committee agreed these requests would be followed up in its report on the Draft Budget.

 

 

 

 


Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 - 2022

Kirsty Williams MS, Minister for Education

Huw Morris, Group Director Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning – Welsh Government

Steve Davies, Director Education Directorate – Welsh Government

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee scrutinised the Minister for Education on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 – 22.

3.2 The Minister agreed to provide further information on the following:

- how the £29 million for the ‘Recruit, recover and raise standards’ programme has been spent to date and is allocated for 2021 – 2022;

- details of demographic changes expected over the next financial year in relation to the increase of £21.7 million in 6th Form and FE funding.

3.3 The Committee agreed that these requests would be followed up in its report on the Draft Budget.

 

 


Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence / key issues

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Evidence session 7

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd 

Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury, Welsh Government

Margaret Davies, Deputy Director of Strategic Budgeting, Welsh Government

Matt Wellington, Head of Budget Delivery, Welsh Government

Anna Adams, Deputy Director, Head of Tax Strategy Policy and Engagement

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-04-21 P1 – Written evidence – Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Research Brief

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd; Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury; Margaret Davies, Deputy Director of Strategic Budgeting; Matt Wellington, Head of Budget Delivery; and Anna Adams, Deputy Director, Head of Tax Strategy Policy and Engagement, on the scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22.


Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Evidence session with the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales

Minutes:

4.1 Ken Skates MS, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, Simon Jones, Director Economic Infrastructure, Sioned Evans, Director Business and Regions, Dean Medcraft, Director-Finance & Operations, Huw Morris, Group Director SHELL and Andrew Gwatkin, Director International Relations and Trade answered questions from Committee Members


Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Evidence session with the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales

Ken Skates MS, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales

Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport

Simon Jones, Director Economic Infrastructure

Sioned Evans, Director Business and Regions

Dean Medcraft, Director- Finance & Operations

Huw Morris, Group Director SHELL

Andrew Gwatkin, Director International Relations and Trade

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Ken Skates MS, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, Simon Jones, Director Economic Infrastructure, Sioned Evans, Director Business and Regions, Dean Medcraft, Director-Finance & Operations, Huw Morris, Group Director SHELL and Andrew Gwatkin, Director International Relations and Trade answered questions from Committee Members


Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and provided a steer on issues to be covered in its report.


Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and provided a steer on issues to be covered in its report.


Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Evidence session with the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language

Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language
Alan Brace – Director of Finance – Welsh Government

Tracey Breheny – Deputy Director of Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Vulnerable Groups – Welsh Government
Peter Jones - Deputy Director, Public Health – Welsh Government

 

Research Brief

Paper 1 – Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language.

2.2 Welsh Government officials agreed to provide a summary of the information received from local health boards detailing how the second £3.5 million released from the Mental Health Service Improvement Fund would be spent in line with the delivery plan priorities within Together for Mental Health.


Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Evidence session with the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

Dafydd Elis-Thomas MS, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

Jason Thomas, Director Culture, Sport and Tourism – Welsh Government

Steffan Roberts, Deputy Director Culture & Sport – Welsh Government

 

Research Brief

Paper 2 – Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received evidence from the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism.

5.2 Welsh Government officials agreed to provide a note on the criteria used by Sport Wales to prioritise applications for capital funding for the improvement of sports facilities, and how this ensures that spend is targeted where it is most needed.


Meeting: 15/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Evidence session 5

Steffan Evans, Policy and Research Officer, Bevan Foundation

Gemma Schwendel, Senior Analyst, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-03-21 P1 – Written evidence: Bevan Foundation

FIN(5)-03-21 P2 - Briefing paper: 'Poverty in Wales 2020'

Research brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Steffan Evans, Policy and Research Officer, Bevan Foundation; and Gemma Schwendel, Senior Analyst, Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22.

 


Meeting: 15/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Evidence session 6

Andrew Campbell, Chairman, Wales Tourism Alliance

Ian Price, Director, Confederation of British Industry in Wales (CBI Wales)

Dr. Llyr ap Gareth, Senior Policy Advisor, Federation of Small Businesses in Wales (FSB Wales)

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-03-21 P3 - Written evidence: FSB Wales

Research brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Andrew Campbell, Chairman, Wales Tourism Alliance; Ian Price, Director, Confederation of British Industry in Wales (CBI Wales); and Dr. Llyr ap Gareth, Senior Policy Advisor, Federation of Small Businesses in Wales (FSB Wales) on the Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22.


Meeting: 15/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence received under items 2 and 3

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the scrutiny sessions.


Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Gian Marco Currado, Director, Environment and Marine

Christianne Glossop, Chief Veterinary Officer

John Howells, Director Climate Change, Energy and Planning

Dean Medcraft, Director Finance & Operations

Tim Render, Director, Land, Nature and Food

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee continued with its scrutiny of the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 – 22.


Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Gian Marco Currado, Director, Environment and Marine

Christianne Glossop, Chief Veterinary Officer

John Howells, Director Climate Change, Energy and Planning

Dean Medcraft, Director Finance & Operations

Tim Render, Director, Land, Nature and Food

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee scrutinised the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 – 22.


Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Joint letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.7.a. The Committee noted the joint letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22.


Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22 - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1. The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Scrutiny of the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22 - evidence session 1: Welsh Local Government Association

Councillor Anthony Hunt, Leader, Torfaen County Borough Council

Councillor Llinos Medi, Leader, Isle of Anglesey County Council

Councillor Sam Rowlands, Leader, Conwy County Borough Council

Chris Llewelyn, Chief Executive, Welsh Local Government Association

Carys Lord, Head of Finance, Vale of Glamorgan Council

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1. The Committee received evidence from:

·         Councillor Llinos Medi, Leader, Isle of Anglesey County Council

·         Councillor Sam Rowlands, Leader, Conwy County Borough Council

·         Chris Llewelyn, Chief Executive, Welsh Local Government Association

·         Jon Rae, Director of Resources, Welsh Local Government Association

 

2.2. During the meeting the WLGA agreed to explore whether an assessment is available of the impact that empty shops has had on the revenue collected from Non-Domestic Rates since the start of the pandemic and information on the reliefs available to small businesses. 


Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

Jason Thomas, Director Culture, Sport and Tourism

Jo Thomas, Senior Financial Planning & Budgetary Control Manager

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Members discussed the Draft Budget with the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism.


Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and the Welsh Language

Bethan Webb, Deputy Director, Welsh Language Division

Jeremy Evas, Head of Prosiect 2050

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Members discussed the Draft Budget with the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language.


Meeting: 13/01/2021 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and provided a steer on issues to be covered in its report.


Meeting: 13/01/2021 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Evidence session with the Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services

Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Dr Andrew Goodall, Director General for Health and Social Services and the NHS Wales Chief Executive – Welsh Government

Albert Heaney, Deputy Director General, Health and Social Services Group – Welsh Government

Alan Brace, Director of Finance – Welsh Government

 

Research Brief

Paper 1 – Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from the Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services.


Meeting: 13/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Evidence session 2

Richard Hughes, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility

Andy King, Budget Responsibility Committee member, Office for Budget Responsibility

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-02-21 P1 - Welsh taxes outlook (December 2020)

Research Brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Richard Hughes, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility; and Andy King, Budget Responsibility Committee member, Office for Budget Responsibility on the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget 2021-22.


Meeting: 13/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Evidence session 4

Dr Ed Poole, Senior Lecturer, Wales Governance Centre (Wales Fiscal Analysis) 

Guto Ifan, Research Associate, Wales Governance Centre (Wales Fiscal Analysis)

David Phillips, Associate Director, Institute of Fiscal Studies

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-02-21 P4 - Written evidence: Wales Governance Centre (Wales Fiscal Analysis) 

Research Brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Dr Ed Poole, Wales Fiscal Analysis; Guto Ifan, Wales Fiscal Analysis; and David Phillips, Institute of Fiscal Studies on the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget 2021-22.


Meeting: 13/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Evidence session 3

Jon Rae, Director of Resources, Welsh Local Government Association

Dilwyn Williams, Chief Executive, Gwynedd Council

Darren Hughes, Director, Welsh NHS Confederation

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-02-21 P2 - Written evidence: Welsh Local Government Association

FIN(5)-02-21 P3 - Written evidence: Welsh NHS Confederation

Research Brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Jon Rae, Director of Resources, Welsh Local Government Association; Dilwyn Williams, Chief Executive, Gwynedd Council; and Darren Hughes, Director, Welsh NHS Confederation on the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget 2021-22.


Meeting: 13/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 12/01/2021 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Debate on a Statement: Draft Budget 2021-2022

Minutes:

The item started at 16.02


Meeting: 08/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Tax Statutory Instruments: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed to report on the statutory instruments.


Meeting: 08/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Tax Statutory Instruments: Evidence session

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury, Welsh Government

Margaret Davies, Deputy Director of Strategic Budgeting, Welsh Government

Matt Wellington, Head of Budget Delivery, Welsh Government

Anna Adams, Deputy Director, Head of Tax Strategy Policy and Engagement

 

Supporting papers: 

FIN(5)-01-21 P4 - The Land Transaction Tax (Tax Bands and Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 

SUB-LD13969 - The Land Transaction Tax (Tax Bands and Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 

SUB-LD13969-EM - The Land Transaction Tax (Tax Bands and Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 - Explanatory Memorandum 

 

FIN(5)-01-21 P5 - The Land Transaction Tax (Specified Amount of Relevant Rent) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 

SUB-LD13973 - The Land Transaction Tax (Specified Amount of Relevant Rent) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 

SUB-LD13973-EM - The Land Transaction Tax (Specified Amount of Relevant Rent) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 - Explanatory Memorandum 

 

FIN(5)-01-21 P6 - The Landfill Disposals Tax (Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 

SUB-LD13968 - The Landfill Disposals Tax (Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 

SUB-LD13968-EM The Landfill Disposals Tax (Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - Explanatory Memorandum

 

FIN(5)-01-21 P7 - Letter from the National Registration Landlords Association to the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Changes to Land Transaction Tax Higher Rate – 5 January 2021

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd; Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury, Welsh Government; Margaret Davies, Deputy Director of Strategic Budgeting, Welsh Government; Matt Wellington, Head of Budget Delivery, Welsh Government; and Anna Adams, Deputy Director, Head of Tax Strategy Policy and Engagement, on Tax Statutory Instruments.


Meeting: 08/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 08/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Evidence session 1

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury, Welsh Government

Margaret Davies, Deputy Director of Strategic Budgeting, Welsh Government

Matt Wellington, Head of Budget Delivery, Welsh Government

Anna Adams, Deputy Director, Head of Tax Strategy Policy and Engagement

 

Supporting papers:

Draft Budget 2021 - 2022

FIN(5)-01-21 P1 - Consultation responses booklet

FIN(5)-01-21 P2 - Summary of consultation responses

FIN(5)-01-21 P3 - Letter from the First Minister: Responsibilities of the Counsel General - 23 December 2020

Research Brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd; Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury, Welsh Government; Margaret Davies, Deputy Director of Strategic Budgeting, Welsh Government; Matt Wellington, Head of Budget Delivery, Welsh Government; and Anna Adams, Deputy Director, Head of Tax Strategy Policy and Engagement, on the scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22.

 

3.2 The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd agreed to:

·         provide an update on the work of the income tax working group;

·         share the analysis of information gathered from all colleges on the impact of the personal learning accounts;

·         share information on the costs of changing the criteria for free school meals; and

·         share the analysis on the impact of creating a higher tax band for Non-residential property transactions.

 

 


Meeting: 16/12/2020 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Impact of the UK Government's Spending Review: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 16/12/2020 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Impact of the UK Government's Spending Review: Evidence session

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Andrew Jeffreys, Director Welsh, Treasury

Julian Revell, Head of Fiscal Analysis, Welsh Treasury

Sarah Govier, Head of Public Spending Policy

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-25-20 P1 - Letter from the Chair to the Secretary of State for Wales: UK Government Spending Review – 27 November 2020

FIN(5)-25-20 P2 – Letter from the Secretary of State for Wales: UK Government Spending Review – 5 December 2020 

FIN(5)-25-20 P3 - Letter from Farmers' Union of Wales - 4 December 2020

Research brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd; Andrew Jeffreys, Director Welsh, Treasury; Julian Revell, Head of Fiscal Analysis, Welsh Treasury; and Sarah Govier, Head of Public Spending Policy on the Impact of the UK Government's Spending Review.

 

3.2 The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd agreed to provide a note, listing what financial transactions capital has been spent on in 2020-21.


Meeting: 26/11/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021- 2022

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Meeting: 26/11/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language regarding the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021- 2022

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Meeting: 19/11/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair of Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee to the Minister for Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales - request for information on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 19/11/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letters from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to Welsh Government Ministers - request for information on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 18/11/2020 - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Letter from Chair Children, Young People and Education Committee re: Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1.1 The letter was noted by the Committee


Meeting: 09/11/2020 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 PTN 2 - Commission's response to the Finance Committee's report on the Senedd Commission Draft Budget 2021-22 - 4 November 2020

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Meeting: 09/11/2020 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 PTN 1 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Update on the budget timetable for the Welsh Government's budget 2021-22 - 29 October 2020

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Meeting: 05/11/2020 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Correspondence from the Chair to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs on the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 05/11/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 - 2022: consideration of the Committee's letters to the Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee agreed the draft letters.

8.2 The Committee requested that it also writes to the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding school budgets within the local government settlement, and the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language about funds for activities to support education, development and training opportunities for children and young people through medium of Welsh.

 


Meeting: 03/11/2020 - Business Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22


Meeting: 03/11/2020 - Business Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 276

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to the revised budget timetable, including a revised date of 4 February for committees to report. Business Committee also agreed to the Finance Committee’s request to hold an additional meeting during recess on 8 January, which the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd indicated she would be happy to attend.

 


Meeting: 17/09/2020 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Correspondence from the Chair, Finance Committee on the Welsh Government's draft budget 2021 -22

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 17/09/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Finance Committee to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the Welsh Government's Draft Budget 2021-22

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/09/2020 - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Letter from the Chair Finance Committee Re: Welsh Government’s Draft Budget 2021-22

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.2.1 The letter was noted by the Committee


Meeting: 16/09/2020 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from Chair, Finance Committee regarding the Welsh Government's Draft Budget 2021-22

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 14/09/2020 - Business Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 295

Minutes:

The Business Committee noted the letter from the Finance Committee and agreed the budget timetable as proposed by the government, while noting that it is possible that it will change once the UK government’s intentions are known.

 


Meeting: 14/09/2020 - Business Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22


Meeting: 15/07/2020 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd (Item 14)

Finance Committee debate - The Welsh Government's Spending Priorities for the Draft Budget 2021-22, in light of Covid-19

NDM7351 Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales)

To propose that the Senedd:

Considers the spending priorities for the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget 2021-22.

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22 Digital Engagement Summary Note, June 2020

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.03

NDM7351 Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales)

To propose that the Senedd:

Considers the spending priorities for the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget 2021-22.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 13/07/2020 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Approach to scrutiny

Supporting papers:

Paper 5 – Approach to scrutiny

Paper 6 – Draft consultation letter

Paper 7 – Letter from Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Timing of the Draft Budget 2021-22 – 2 July 2020

Paper 8 -  Letter from the Business Committee – Proposed timetable for the Draft Budget 2021-22– 8 July 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered its approach to scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s forthcoming draft budget 2021-22.


Meeting: 06/07/2020 - Business Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Timetable for the Welsh Government Budget 2021-22

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 309

Minutes:

Business Managers agreed to consult with the Finance Committee on the proposed timetable.

 


Meeting: 06/07/2020 - Business Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-2022


Meeting: 16/06/2020 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

7 Correspondence from Llyr Gruffydd MS, Chair of the Finance Committee regarding engagement and the plenary Debate on the Welsh Government's Spending Priorities 2021-22 - 1 June 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.3a The Committee noted the correspondence from Llyr Gruffydd MS, Chair of the Finance Committee regarding engagement and the plenary Debate on the Welsh Government's Spending Priorities 2021-22.


Meeting: 08/01/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft budget 2020 - 2021 - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the Ministerial scrutiny sessions.