The CBA's response to the Welsh Government's proposed budget cuts to Cadw and the RCAHMW
The CBA has written to the Welsh Government in an open letter expressing our deep concern at the level of their proposed cuts to both Cadw and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW).
In its draft budget for 2024-25, released in December, the Welsh Government outlined a broad program of cuts spanning multiple sectors.
Whilst many other arts and cultural bodies will see their funding cut by over 10.5%, the proposed cuts to the heritage sector are even more drastic, as both Cadw and the RCAHMW will see their funding reduced by 22.3%.
We believe this will have a catastrophic impact on heritage in Wales, and, whilst we acknowledge the difficulties posed by the current economic climate, we are extremely disappointed to see such disproportionate and seemingly unjustified cuts to these important heritage sector bodies.
We, therefore, urge the Welsh Government to reconsider these proposals and carefully consider the far-reaching ramifications that this scale of cuts will have on heritage and archaeological services in Wales.
Read our open letters to Dawn Bowden, Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism and Delyth Jewell MS, Chair Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport and International Relations Committee, using the links below.