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Chancellor's Budget is a damp squib, says Jane Hutt

The Budget is a "damp squib" that will makes things "very tough" for public services, Welsh Finance Minister Jane Hutt has said.

Presenting his Budget to MPs, Chancellor George Osborne claimed Britain was "walking tall again" after five years of austerity.

He said Severn Bridge tolls would be cut in 2018, and that UK ministers were opening negotiations over a £1bn tidal lagoon green energy project in Swansea Bay, and a multi-million pound infrastructure "city deal" for Cardiff.

But Ms Hutt said the "devastating impact" of austerity cuts was set to continue.

  • 18 Mar 2015
  • From the section Wales
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