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Wales to receive boost in funds for 2006/07

Welsh councils will get almost £3.5 billion in funding from the Welsh Assembly Government in 2006/07 for local services, it was announced this week. The money is 5.1% more that last year's settlement and includes £3 million to meet the extra cost of Landfill Tax. Local authority capital projects will have a total of £610 million from the funds. This is 4% more that last year, and includes in particular additional provision for waste management ...