This follows the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s financial statement presented to the House of Commons earlier today.
The minister said it was a regressive statement that failed to provide targeted and meaningful support to those struggling to pay their bills.
She also criticized the Chancellor’s failure to commit to a green energy investment programme.
Rebecca Evans, Minister for Finance and Local Government, said:
“Today’s announcements show the UK government is moving in a deeply worrying direction, with misplaced priorities leading to a regressive statement that will entrench injustice across the UK.
“Instead of providing meaningful and targeted support to those who need it most, the Chancellor is prioritizing funding tax cuts for the wealthy, unlimited bonuses for bankers and protecting the profits of big corporations. energy.
“Instead of increasing funding for public services in line with inflation, we get a chancellor who blithely ignores stretched budgets as public services find their money just doesn’t go as far as it used to.
“Instead of a comprehensive growth plan, we are getting a missed opportunity to invest in the future. We could have seen a bold program of investing in new green energy, tackling rising bills, and improving our long-term energy security to help prevent this kind of crisis from happening again.
“Here in Wales, we have provided around £400million to help people pay essential bills, including targeted support for people on low incomes. But the majority of the main levers of support are in the hands of the UK government and we simply cannot afford more. We cannot afford a UK government that does not understand or care about the serious challenges people are facing.
“We were promised a statement that would ensure immediate support would be provided, but that fell far short of what was needed.”