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Transcript: Transcript for 15/01/2021 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the virtual meeting of the Finance Committee.

(09.30)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1

PTN 1 – Letter from the Minister for Education: Response to the Committee's report on the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill - 11 January 2021

Supporting documents:

2.2

PTN2 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd - Non-Domestic Rating (Multiplier) (Wales) Order 2021 - 7 January 2021

Supporting documents:

(09.30-10.30)

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.

 

(10.40-11.40)

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.

(11.40)

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting

Minutes:

5.1 The motion was agreed.

(11.40-11.50)

6.

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

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(11.50-12.05)

7.

Supplementary Budget 2020-21 requests from Directly Funded Bodies

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-03-21 P4 - Cover paper

FIN(5)-03-21 P5 - Senedd Commission’s Budget 2020-21

FIN(5)-03-21 P6 - Public Services Ombudsman for Wales’ Supplementary Estimate 2020-21

FIN(5)-03-21 P7 - Audit Wales’ Supplementary Estimate 2020-21

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered and approved the proposed variations to the 2020-21 budgets of Audit Wales, the Senedd Commission and the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales.

 

7.2 The Committee agreed to write to Audit Wales seeking further details on the additional cost of accrued staff annual leave.

(12.05-12.15)

8.

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

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee agreed the draft report.