Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price has hit out at the Government following Monday’s budget announcement, labelling it a fantasy.

The Assembly Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr was responding to the announcement made by Chancellor Phillip Hammond.

He said: “This was a fantasy pre-Brexit Budget based on imaginary numbers.

“Growth remains below two per cent for the foreseeable and with the Brexit cloud still looming large these figures may still be very optimistic.

“Lurching from the top of the growth tables to the bottom, the UK economy teeters on the brink of crisis - a decade after the great recession.

“Wales remains an afterthought for Westminster, with transformative infrastructure projects in our nation scrapped for the sake of feeding the overheating economy in the south east of England.

“The only place austerity is set to end is in the rhetoric of Westminster politicians.

“The people of Wales will be feeling its impact for years to come.”

The Welsh Government will receive an extra £550m over the next three years as a result of Monday’s budget, the Chancellor Philip Hammond has said.

Spending decisions for public services in England mean services overseen in Cardiff will get £115.7m in 2018-19, and £425.9m in 2019-20.

Mr Hammond told MPs austerity was “coming to an end”.

But that was rejected by the Welsh Government, which dubbed the budget “disappointing”.

Welsh Finance Minister Mark Drakeford, who oversees a budget of £18bn, said the announcement showed there was no evidence austerity was ending.

Meanwhile the chancellor announced backing for the North Wales Growth Deal with £120m of separate funding.

The UK government will also review whether to extend Welsh ministers’ £1bn borrowing powers by up to £300m to support the M4 relief road.

Mr Drakeford said: “Any suggestion this Conservative government’s failed policy of austerity is over - as the prime minister claimed just a few weeks ago - on the evidence of this budget, is wrong.

“There is little else in the UK budget for Wales, besides confirmation of the 70th anniversary NHS funding consequential.”