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With the new coronavirus variant continuing to affect people across Wales, our work to find lasting solutions to poverty and inequality is more vital than ever.

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New poverty data published

March 25th 2021

New poverty data published highlights why poverty must be a priority for all political parties in Senedd election. The Department for Work and Pensions has today published the latest poverty data for the UK. The data published largely pre-dates the […] »

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Free School Meal eligibility in Wales

The aim of our project is to further our understanding of the cost of extending the eligibility criteria for Free School Meals and the impact it would have on families’ financial resilience. Summary of project and Project Aims Children who […] »

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Self-employment in Wales

Self-employment is critical to the financial wellbeing of around a quarter of a million people in Wales. Self-employment has grown rapidly and now accounts for 15% of total employment, rising to more than 25% in some places. The issue is […] »

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Exchange 17: Autumn 2020

Wales’ best policy and politics magazine! This bumper issue reflects on the impact of Coronavirus on Wales’ economy and society, and highlights some ways forward to recover, renew and reset Wales in its aftermath. This issue includes articles by: Darren […] »

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Community cohesion in post pandemic Wales

Join us in our latest webinar to discuss the value of investing in social cohesion  in a post- pandemic Wales Photo by Katie Moum on Unsplash While the pandemic has been first and foremost a public health issue, individuals and […] »