Plaid Cymru joins with UKIP and the Tories to oppose extra funding for the NHS
Plaid Cymru have this week voted against vital funding for hospitals, homes and education. Joining with the Tories and Neil Hamilton’s UKIP, Plaid Cymru voted against funding for key services and projects right across Wales.
Some of the funding Plaid Cymru AMs voted against includes:
- £170 million to support the Welsh NHS. This sum includes £50 million to address winter pressures and to sustain and improve performance during the winter period. It also includes additional funding for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in North Wales and for Hywel Dda University Health Board in West Wales.
- £16 million for a Treatment Fund for new types of approved treatments for life threatening conditions.
- An additional £20m funding for Higher Education, helping people upskill and improve their life chances.
- An additional £55.5m to support construction and maintenance of the trunk road network in Wales including £10m for the Heads of the Valleys
- £4m allocated to Tata Steel for skills support, helping to secure the future of steel production in Wales.
- £30m towards achieving the Welsh Government’s goal of 20,000 affordable new homes across Wales, including money for the Help to Buy scheme.
- £100,000 to fund World War 1 commemorations.
You can read more about the Welsh Labour Government’s Supplementary Budget and how it will help fund vital services here.