Welsh Government Budget 2022-23 – Explore the budget

Published 22/12/2021   |   Reading Time minutes

The Welsh Government published its 2022-23 Draft Budget on 20 December.

Click to explore the budget’s key allocations.

The infographics below summarise the key allocations by government department and how these have changed from last year.

Revenue Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL): £18,827m (up by £2,458m or 15.0%). Capital DEL: £2,607m (up by £122m or 4.9%). Total DEL: £21,434m (up by £2,580m or 13.7%). Annually Managed Expenditure (AME): £2,299m (up by £53m or 2.3%). Total Managed Expenditure (TME): £23,733m (up by £2,632m or 12.5%).

Table of total revenue and capital allocation by department. Health and Social Services: £10,137m (up by £966m or 10.5%). Finance and Local Government: £4,609m (up by £489m or 11.9%). Climate Change: £2,756m (up by £363m or 15.2%). Education and the Welsh Language: £2,531m (up by £622m or 32.6%). Economy: £527m (up by £48m or 9.9%). Rural Affairs: £393m (up by £37m or 10.3%). Central Services and Administration: £354m (up by £32m or 10.1%). Social Justice: £127m (up by £22m or 21.0%).


*Excludes around £1 billion non-domestic rates income.

**Includes allocation of £459 million of non-fiscal revenue due to student loans.

Figures are rounded. Refer to the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2022-23 for exact figures.

Budget terminology is explained in our budget glossary.

Article by Martin Jennings, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament