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Goodbye Communities First?

Victoria Winckler asks if the time has come to end Communities First, the Welsh Government’s once-flagship programme.   It seems inevitable that Communities First will not survive into 2017/18. It was conspicuously absent in both the Labour Manifesto and the Read more »

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News

Shaping the Valleys Taskforce

September 25th 2016

The Bevan Foundation is making a significant contribution to the work of the Welsh Government’s Valleys Taskforce, launched on Thursday 22nd September.   The Welsh Government has established a Taskforce to develop “a new approach to investing in the future Read more »

Merthyr Tydfil businesses learn of Living Wage benefits

September 21st 2016

The Bevan Foundation has highlighted how increasing the pay of the lowest paid workers via the Living Wage could benefit local businesses and Merthyr Tydfil’s economy. In a presentation to Merthyr Tydfil Business Club, the Bevan Foundation’s Policy and Research Read more »

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Can growth sectors reduce poverty?

The Bevan Foundation is working with Warwick and Coventry Universities and the London School of Economics to find out how employment growth sectors can be harnessed to reduce poverty in Wales. Nearly one in four people of working age in Read more »

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Wales’ poor still with us

Victoria Winckler looks at the latest figures on poverty which show that there’s been little change for thousands of people in Wales. The latest figures on poverty – defined as people living in households with incomes less than 60% of Read more »

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Exchange – Issue 5

Essential summer reading on Brexit, the election and more, exclusively for Bevan Foundation subscribers. The latest edition of Exchange looks at where we want Wales to be and what we should have achieved in five years time. It’s been a Read more »

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Exchange – Issue 4

The spring edition of Exchange is out today! The fourth edition of our exclusive magazine sets the direction for the Fifth Assembly. We invited experts and practitioners from areas including social policy, health and housing to tell us what they think the biggest challenges facing Read more »

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Events

October 5th 2016

Can growth sectors reduce poverty? Workshop

The Bevan Foundation is hosting a series of workshops to explore how growing sectors of the local economy could help to reduce poverty in Wales. Held in Wrexham, the first seminar brings together stakeholders from the private, public and voluntary sectors and Read more »

October 12th 2016

Can growth sectors reduce poverty? Workshop

The second in our series of workshops to explore how growing sectors of the local economy could help to reduce poverty in Wales will be held in Swansea. The seminar brings together stakeholders from the private, public and voluntary sectors and is a unique Read more »