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Transcript: Transcript for 14/09/2020 - Finance Committee

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(14.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

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

(14.30)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes of the meeting held on 13 July 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1

PTN 1 - Letter from the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition to the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee: Regional Investment after Brexit - 20 July 2020

Supporting documents:

2.2

PTN 2 – Letter from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales to the First Minister: Public inquiry into the response to the Coronavirus pandemic in Wales – 30 July 2020

Supporting documents:

2.3

PTN 3 – Letter from the Minister for Local Government and Housing: Information relating to the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill - 27 July 2020

Supporting documents:

2.4

PTN 4 – Welsh Government's response to the Committee’s report: Scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s First Supplementary Budget 2020-21

Supporting documents:

2.5

PTN 5 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Information regarding the forward financial planning for directly funded bodies - 11 August 2020

Supporting documents:

2.6

PTN 6 - Letter from the Minister from Finance and Trefnydd: Update on the consequentials Wales has received as result of COVID-19 - 19 August 2020

Supporting documents:

2.7

PTN 7 - Letter from the Secretary of State for Wales: Financial response to Covid-19 - 5 September 2020

Supporting documents:

2.8

PTN 8 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Update on Welsh Government's formal request to UK Government for devolution of further tax competence - 8 September 2020

Supporting documents:

(14.30-15.30)

3.

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill: Evidence session

Julie James MS, Minister for Housing and Local Government

Emma Williams, Director of Housing and Regeneration, Bill - Senior Research Officer

Simon White, Head of Housing Strategy and Legislation

Rob Owen, Renting Homes Legislation Manager

 

Supporting papers: 

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill 

Explanatory Memorandum 

FIN(5)-15-20 P1 - Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government - Response to questions on the Bill - 16 July 2020 

Research brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Julie James MS, Minister for Housing and Local Government; Emma Williams, Director of Housing and Regeneration, Bill - Senior Research Officer; Simon White, Head of Housing Strategy and Legislation; and Rob Owen, Renting Homes Legislation Manager on the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill.

 

3.2 The Minister for Housing and Local Government agreed to provide an update on the Welsh Government’s communications strategy for the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 and the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill.

(15.35-16.15)

4.

Land Transaction Tax (Temporary Variation of Rates and Bands for Residential Property Transactions) (Wales) Regulations 2020: Evidence session

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Andrew Hewitt, Head of Tax Legislation

Dr Tom Nicholls, Economic Adviser

 

Supporting papers: 

Land Transaction Tax (Temporary Variation of Rates and Bands for Residential Property Transactions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 

Explanatory Memorandum 

FIN(5)-15-20 P2 - Legal Advice

Research Brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd; Andrew Hewitt, Head of Tax Legislation and Dr Tom Nicholls, Economic Adviser on the Land Transaction Tax (Temporary Variation of Rates and Bands for Residential Property Transactions) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

(16.15)

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

5.1 The motion was agreed.

(16.15-16.30)

6.

Land Transaction Tax (Temporary Variation of Rates and Bands for Residential Property Transactions) (Wales) Regulations 2020: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee was content with the evidence and agreed not to report on the regulations.

(16.30-16.45)

7.

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee was content with the evidence and agreed not to report on the Bill.

(16.45-16.55)

8.

Consideration of the Forward Work Programme

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-15-20 P3 – Forward Work Programme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered its forward work programme for the Autumn term.

(16.55-17.00)

9.

Engagement on the inquiry into the implementation of the Wales Act 2014 and operation of the Fiscal Framework

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-15-20 P4 – Inquiry engagement

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered its approach to public engagement on the Inquiry into the implementation of the Wales Act 2014 and operation of the Fiscal Framework.

 

 

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