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Meetings

Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 17/10/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 10)

10 Welsh Affairs Committee Inquiry: Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales

Paper 5 – Draft response

Supporting documents:

  • FIN(5)-23-18 P5 - Draft response

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee agreed its response to the Welsh Affairs Committee inquiry on the Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales.


Meeting: 05/07/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 11)

11 Consideration of a legislative budget process

Paper 10 – Legislative budget process

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

11.1 The Committee noted the paper and considered the next steps.


Meeting: 13/06/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 2)

2 PTN2 - Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government to the Chair - Celebrating 10 years of Fiscal Devolution - 24 May 2018

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Meeting: 13/06/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 2)

2 PTN3 - Letter from the Chair to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance - Celebrating 10 years of Fiscal Devolution - 25 May 2018

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 17/05/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 2)

2 PTN5 - Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance - The implementation of fiscal devolution in Wales: Welsh Government Response - 10 May 2018

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 03/05/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 1.)

1. Visit to the Welsh Revenue Authority

Paper 1 - Welsh Revenue Authority Visit

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 21/03/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 8)

8 Legislative budget process - scoping paper

Paper 6 – Legislative budget process – scoping paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered a scoping paper on a legislative budget process and agreed to undertake an inquiry.


Meeting: 15/03/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 11)

11 Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales: Consideration of draft report

Paper 6 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

11.1 The Committee agreed the draft report with minor changes.


Meeting: 15/03/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 10)

10 Assembly Procedure for Section 116C Orders in Council

Paper 5 - Letter from the Llywydd to the Chair - Assembly Procedure for Section 116C Orders in Council - 1 March 2018

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee considered a letter from the Business Committee regarding proposed changes to Standing Orders in relation to an Assembly Procedure for Section 116C Orders in Council and agreed to respond.


Meeting: 14/02/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 8)

8 Legislative budget process

Daniel Greenberg - Barrister specialising in legislation

 

Paper 4 - Legislative Budget Process: Discussion Paper

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee held an informal session with Daniel Greenberg, a barrister specialising in legislation.


Meeting: 14/02/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 2)

2 PTN1 - Letter from the Welsh Revenue Authority - Cross border land titles and WRA taxpayer repayments - 30 January 2018

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Meeting: 31/01/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 2)

2 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance to the Chair - Welsh Revenue Authority recruitment - 18 January 2018

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 31/01/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 7)

Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 31/01/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 6)

6 Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales: Evidence session 4 (HMRC)

Jim Harra, Second Permanent Secretary, HMRC

Sarah Walker, Deputy Director, Devolution, HMRC

 

Paper 2 – Letter from HMRC to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance – 6 December 2017

Paper 3 – Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance to HMRC – 13 December 2017

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee took evidence from Jim Harra, Second Permanent Secretary, HMRC; and Sarah Walker, Deputy Director, Devolution, HMRC on the devolution of fiscal powers to Wales.


Meeting: 17/01/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

3 Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales: Evidence session 3 (Welsh Revenue Authority)

Kathryn Bishop, Chair, Welsh Revenue Authority

Dyfed Alsop, Chief Executive, Welsh Revenue Authority

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Kathryn Bishop, Chair, Welsh Revenue Authority; and Dyfed Alsop, Chief Executive, Welsh Revenue Authority on the preparations for the devolution of fiscal powers to Wales.

 

3.2 The Chief Executive agreed to provide the Committee with a note setting out what the WRA will do in the run-up to 1 April 2018 to ensure that the Land Registry work on cross border transactions is co-ordinated.


Meeting: 17/01/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 5)

Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 11/01/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 6)

6 Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales: Consideration of evidence

Paper 4 – The UK Government’s Third Annual Report on the Implementation and Operation of Part 2 (Finance) of the Wales Act 2014

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

6.2 The Committee noted that the Secretary of State for Wales had declined its invite to provide oral evidence on the UK Government’s Third Annual Report on the Implementation and Operation of Part 2 (Finance) of the Wales Act 2014.


Meeting: 11/01/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 4)

4 Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales: Evidence session 2 (Welsh Government)

Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance

Andrew Jeffreys, Director, Welsh Treasury

Claire McDonald, Implementation Programme Manager, Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA)

 

Paper 3 - The third annual report by Welsh Ministers about the implementation and operation of Part 2 (Finance) of the Wales Act 2014

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance; Andrew Jeffreys, Director, Welsh Treasury; and Claire McDonald, Implementation Programme Manager, Welsh Revenue Authority on the preparations for the devolution of fiscal powers to Wales.

 

4.2 The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide a breakdown of the WRA workforce in terms of numbers, types of contracts and diversity.


Meeting: 11/01/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

3 Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales: Evidence session 1 (Wales Audit Office)

Mike Usher, Director and Sector Lead, Health and Central Government, Wales Audit Office

Richard Harries, Director, Financial Audit, Wales Audit Office

Matthew Coe, Audit Manager, Wales Audit Office

 

Paper 1 – Auditor General for Wales - Fiscal Devolution in Wales: An update on preparations for its implementation

Paper 2 – Welsh Government response to the report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Mike Usher, Director and Sector Lead, Health and Central Government; Richard Harries, Director, Financial Audit; and Matthew Coe, Audit Manager on the preparations for the devolution of fiscal powers to Wales.


Meeting: 13/12/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 5)

5 PTN1 - Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance - Welsh Revenue Authority Budgets for 2017/18 - 2019/20 - 4 December 2017

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 13/12/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 6)

6 Briefing: Forecasts for Devolved Taxes

Robert Chote, Chairman of Office for Budget Responsibility

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee took evidence from Robert Chote, Chairman of Office for Budget Responsibility on forecasts for devolved taxes.


Meeting: 13/12/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

Tax Statutory Instruments: Technical briefing

Liz Matthews, Welsh Revenue Authority Operations Project Manager

Gurvinder Bhakar, Lawyer, Treasury Team

Andrew Hewitt, Land Transactions Tax Project Manager

Sarah Govier, Devolved Tax Policy Project Manager

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received a technical briefing on Tax Statutory Instruments from the following Welsh Government officials: Liz Matthews, Welsh Revenue Authority Operations Project Manager; Gurvinder Bhakar, Lawyer, Treasury Team; Andrew Hewitt, Land Transactions Tax Project Manager; and Sarah Govier, Devolved Tax Policy Project Manager.


Meeting: 09/11/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 7.)

Tax Statutory Instruments: Technical briefing

Liz Matthews, Welsh Revenue Authority Operations project manager

Gurvinder Bhakar, Lawyer, Treasury Team

Andrew Hewitt, Land Transactions Tax project manager

Sarah Govier, Devolved Tax policy project manager

Tom Taylor, Tax Administration project manager


Meeting: 27/09/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 2)

2 PTN1 - Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government - 21 September 2017

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 29/06/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 11)

11 Scotland Visit: Consideration of meetings

Paper 7 – Summary of Key points

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

11.1 The Committee noted the productive trip to Scotland and how useful the sessions had been.


Meeting: 15/06/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 5)

5 Revenue Scotland

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5. The Committee met with Revenue Scotland.


Meeting: 15/06/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 4)

4 Scottish Fiscal Commission

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4. The Committee met with the Scottish Fiscal Committee.


Meeting: 15/06/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

First Minister's Questions

Minutes:

3. The Committee watched First Ministers Questions.


Meeting: 15/06/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 2)

2 Finance and Constitution Committee, Scottish Parliament

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2. The Committee met with the Finance and Constitution Committee.


Meeting: 15/06/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 1)

1 Itinerary

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Meeting: 29/03/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 6)

Wales Governance Centre Briefing: Assessing the Fiscal Framework Agreement

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received a briefing from the Wales Governance Centre on the Fiscal Framework.


Meeting: 23/03/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 6)

Implementation of Fiscal provisions: Consideration of Evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 23/03/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 4)

4 Implementation of Fiscal Provisions in the Wales Act 2014: Ministerial evidence session

Mark Drakeford – Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

Andrew Jeffreys – Director, Treasury, Welsh Government

Dyfed Alsop – Welsh Revenue Authority Implementation Director, Welsh Government

 

Paper 2 – The second annual report by Welsh Ministers about the implementation and operation of Part 2 (Finance) of the Wales Act 2014

 

Paper 3 – Evidence paper from Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government – 9 March 2017

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Mark Drakeford AM and his officials Andrew Jeffreys and Dyfed Alsop on the Welsh Government report Implementation of Fiscal Provisions in the Wales Act 2014 (Part 2).

4.2 The Committee also took evidence on the Fiscal framework agreed with the UK Government in December 2016.


Meeting: 23/03/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

3 Preparations for the implementation of fiscal devolution in Wales: Wales Audit Office Evidence Session

Huw Vaughan Thomas – Auditor General for Wales

Mike Usher –Director and Sector Lead, Health and Central Government, Wales Audit Office

Richard Harries - Director, Financial Audit, Wales Audit Office

 

Paper 1 - Wales Audit Office Report: Preparations for the implementation of fiscal devolution in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from the Auditor General for Wales, Huw Vaughan Thomas and his officials Mike Usher and Richard Harries on the Wales Audit Office report – Preparations for the implementation of fiscal devolution in Wales.


Meeting: 15/03/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 6)

6 Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales: Welsh tax forecast briefing

Robert Chote – Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee scrutinised Robert Chote on the tax forecasts for Wales by OBR.


Meeting: 08/02/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 6)

6 Technical Briefing: Welsh Revenue Authority

Dyfed Alsop – WRA Implementation Director, Welsh Government

Claire McDonald – WRA Implementation Programme Manager, Welsh Government

Jo Ryder – WRA People Project Manager, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received a technical briefing on the Welsh Revenue Authority from Dyfed Alsop, WRA Implementation Director, Welsh Government; Claire McDonald, WRA Implementation Programme Manager, Welsh Government; and Jo Ryder, WRA People Project Manager, Welsh Government.


Meeting: 25/01/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Secretary of State for Wales - Financial provisions of Wales Act 2014 - 28 December 2016

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1.1 The Committee agreed to write again to the Secretary of State for Wales.


Meeting: 11/01/2017 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

3 Fiscal Framework: Evidence Session with the Cabinet Secretary

Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

Andrew Jeffreys, Treasury Director, Welsh Government

Ed Sherriff, Head of Fiscal Strategy, Welsh Government

 

Paper 1 - The agreement between the Welsh Government and the United Kingdom Government on the Welsh Government’s fiscal framework – December 2016

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Mark Drakeford AM, Andrew Jeffreys and Ed Sherriff on the Fiscal Framework.


Meeting: 15/12/2016 - Finance Committee (Item 6)

6 Wales Audit Office Report: Preparations for the implementation of fiscal devolution in Wales

Paper 1 - Wales Audit Office Report - Preparations for the implementation of fiscal devolution in Wales – December 2016

Paper 2 – Preparations for the implementation of fiscal devolution in Wales: Response from Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee noted the report and agreed to invite the Auditor General for Wales to provide oral evidence in the New Year.


Meeting: 23/11/2016 - Finance Committee (Item 2)

2 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government to the Presiding Officer - Appointment of the Chair of the Welsh Revenue Authority - 14 November 2016

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1.1 The paper was noted.


Meeting: 09/11/2016 - Finance Committee (Item 8)

8 Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales

Paper 7 - Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government – 27 October 2016 – Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government and agreed to undertake a short inquiry on the implementation of the Wales Act 2014 in the New Year.

 


 

 

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