Budget shows Conservatives are “Delivering for Wales”

Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, has welcomed the chancellor’s budget, which he says is further evidence that Conservatives are “delivering for Wales”.

The Chancellor has announced significant, positive developments for Wales in his budget speech this afternoon:




  • Halving of the Severn Bridge Tolls when they return to public ownership;

  • Support for the Welsh steel industry with enhanced capital allowances for a potential Port Talbot enterprise zone;

  • UK Government backing for the Swansea Bay City Region.


Mr Osborne also announced a ‘Growth Deal for North Wales’ and half a million pounds for the charity CAIS to offer support for veterans.

Commenting on the Chancellor’s budget, the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives – Andrew RT Davies – said:


“The 2016 budget will help Welsh households and businesses by boosting investment, jobs and growth in Wales.


“On the day that employment in Wales reached record levels, the Chancellor’s budget is further proof of Conservatives in Government delivering for Wales.


“From hugely welcome support for motorists via a halving of the Severn Bridge toll, to much needed support for the Welsh steel industry; this is a Budget for the whole of Wales and a Budget that will benefit homes right across the country.


“In North Wales the announcement of a growth deal for the region follows the Welsh Conservative announcement of a ‘North Wales Powerhouse’. Whilst in South Wales there is government backing for a Swansea Bay City Region.

“This is positive, supportive and further proof that only the Conservatives can deliver for Wales.


“The UK remains the fastest growing economy in the G7 and all that remains is for the Welsh Labour Government to dust off their own economic levers, and play their part in ensuring that Wales can reach its full potential.”

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