ACE has published a new member briefing exploring the key take aways from the three year Welsh Government budget.
Delving into the areas of most interest to ACE members, it explores the announcements relating to transport, regeneration, housing, and Net Zero from the Welsh Government. The three-year budget, which was initially shared in December 2021, has committed the Welsh Government to spending £1.6 billion in housing, as well as strategic green investment of £1.8 billion in Net Zero projects.
Rebecca Evans, Minister for Finance and Local Government, said: “This budget will support the Wales of today and shape the Wales of tomorrow. It will support our public services to be stronger, put Wales further down the path to being a Net Zero nation, and create a fairer nation with equality at its heart.”
Guto Davies, Head of Policy at ACE said: “We’re delighted to share our analysis of the Welsh Budget with members. Although delivered in difficult economic circumstances, there is still plenty to welcome in terms of the announcements around electric vehicles and public transport, Net Zero housing and renewable energy – all areas creating opportunities for ACE members.”
The briefing is available to anyone working for an ACE member. Simply register/login to our site with your work email to download or read our detailed analysis.
With a new policy manager dedicated to representing members to the devolved administrations, ACE will be even more active on your behalf in Wales in the year ahead. Gareth Lonie, ACE’s new regional policy manger added: “I’m looking forward to engaging with members in Wales to not only contribute to the political debate, but help them to seize the business opportunities created. The Senedd is an active parliament, with plenty of announcements of interest to ACE’s members expected soon, and I’m looking forward to representing our sector to policymakers in Cardiff.”
Find out more about our work in Wales.