The UK Government must transfer large sums of money to be used according to decisions made by the Welsh Government. It is possible that this money will be spent in ways which deviate from what the UK Government would prefer.
At the same time, Welsh Government can blame any perceived shortcomings on its part on the inadequacy of the resources from the UK Government. These difficulties are amplified when the governments are made up of different political parties.
Activity 1 Local government discussion
Watch this discussion on local government funding from March 2019. Why would this be confusing to the general public?