Commenting on the UK Conservative Government budget, Welsh Conservative Shadow Finance Minister, Peter Fox MS said:
“The Chancellor today has announced a budget that will deliver growth and prosperity for families and businesses, expanding free childcare will support hard-working parents who want to stay in their jobs but can’t afford to.
“Continuing their action to tackle the cost of living, we welcome the additional support for those on low incomes and pensioners. This is a UK Government which is helping the lowest paid in society to stay in work and be a part of the team to continue our economic growth following the pandemic and Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine.
“Once again, it is the Conservatives who are working to deliver on the people’s priorities, growing the economy and making sure hard work pays off.
“Now it is the turn of the Labour Government in Wales to fully use the additional funding to provide the same expanded childcare offer as England, guaranteeing that people in Wales have the same opportunity to reach their full potential.”