Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Tŷ Hywel. View directions

Contact: Owain Roberts 

Expected timing No. Item

At its meeting on 19 January 2023, the Committee agreed a motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to exclude the public from today's meeting.

Registration (09.15-09.30)



Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


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



Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2023-24: Consideration of draft report

Supporting documents:

FIN(6)-03-23 P1 – Draft report


·         Chapter 1 - Introduction

·         Chapter 2 - Overview and Economic Outlook

·         Chapter 3 - Fiscal Levers

·         Chapter 4 - Budget Presentation

·         Chapter 5 ­- Cost of living: tackling poverty and inequality

·         Chapter 6 - Protecting Public Services

Supporting documents:


2.1 The Committee considered the report and agreed it with minor changes.



Second Supplementary Budget 2022-23 requests from Directly Funded Bodies

Supporting documents:

FIN(6)-03-23 P2 – Cover paper

FIN(6)-03-23 P3 - Senedd Commission’s Budget 2022-23

FIN(6)-03-23 P4 - Public Services Ombudsman for Wales’ Supplementary Estimate 2022-23

FIN(6)-03-23 P5 - Audit Wales’ Supplementary Estimate 2022-23

FIN(6)-03-23 P6 - Response from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales to the Committee's report on the Ombudsman's Annual Report and Accounts 2021-22; and Estimate 2023-24 - 19 January 2023

FIN(6)-03-23 P7 - Audit Wales: Response to the Finance Committee Annual Scrutiny of the Wales Audit Office – 19 January 2023

Supporting documents:


3.1 The Committee considered and agreed the supplementary budget requests from the Directly Funded Bodies.


3.2 The Committee considered and agreed Audit Wales’s correction to its 2023-24 Estimate.