What support has the Welsh Government offered to Pembrokeshire County Council in light of the suggested 16.3 per cent council tax increase?

Answered by Minister for Finance and Local Government | Answered on 19/03/2024

In 2024-25, Pembrokeshire will receive £218.9m from the Welsh Government in core revenue funding and non-domestic rates to spend on delivering key services. This is an increase of £5.9m on the current year on a like for like basis. The setting of budgets, and in turn council tax, is the responsibility of each local authority.

The Welsh Government £800,000 Improvement Programme funds, through the WLGA, activities to support authorities to improve and transform service delivery. It seeks to balance targeted individual authorities’ improvement needs with a wider strategic agenda for collective improvement.