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First minister 'frightened' by tax powers says Kirsty Williams

The first minister is "frightened" of taking responsibility over income tax powers, according to the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

On Friday the UK government announced it was to transfer some financial powers to the Welsh Assembly, including some over income tax.

Mr Jones says he will not pursue those powers until the Treasury reforms the way it funds the UK's nations and regions.

Kirsty Williams told the Sunday Politics Wales programme she thought it was "extraordinary" that Carwyn Jones was not keen to take on more responsibility and powers to vary income tax.

Labour AM Julie Morgan said Mr Jones was acting responsibly. She accused opponents of "carping".

Ms Williams was interviewed by Carl Roberts.

Tax powers 'frighten first minister'

  • 03 Nov 2013
  • From the section Wales
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