Spring Budget 2017: What this means for Wales

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Emyr Lewis, Regional Senior Partner with law firm Blake Morgan said: "The Chancellor has not taken the opportunity to support South West Wales in transforming its economy with the green light for the Swansea Bay City Region Deal or Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

The uncertainty is not helped by suggestions made last week that electrification of the railways in Wales may now not extend further West than Cardiff.  While the additional £200m funding for Welsh Government will no doubt be appreciated, it is unclear whether this is new money or consequential money as a result of increased spending on social care in England. In any event, more needs to be done by UK Government to work with the Welsh Government and others in Wales to stimulate economic activity and create jobs for the benefit of future generations.”

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