Barnett Consequentials from HS2

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Dear Welsh Government,

In its response to the Welsh Affairs Committee report on Railway infrastructure in Wales: First Report of Session 2021–22 the UK Government states:

The UK Government notes this recommendation. We have responsibility for heavy rail infrastructure policy across England and Wales, and therefore spend money on heavy rail infrastructure in Wales rather than providing Barnett-based funding to the Welsh Government in relation to heavy rail spending in England. This is consistent with the funding arrangements for all other reserved UK Government responsibilities and with the Statement of Funding Policy. However, due to the use of departmental comparability factors in the Barnett formula at spending reviews, the Welsh Government has actually received a significant uplift in its Barnett-based funding due to UK Government spending on HS2.

Please identify and quantify these consequentials and state their overall impact on the Welsh Government's budget.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Black

Welsh Government

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