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Exchange Issue 16, Spring 2020

April 8th 2020

Wales’ best policy and politics magazine!

This issue of Exchange provides more insights into the current and important issues in Welsh public life.

This issue includes articles :

  • Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales, on the challenges faced by children and young people receiving education other than at school
  • Dan Bristow, Director of Policy and Practice at the Wales Centre for Public Policy, looks at the citizen voice in health and social care
  • Nesta Lloyd Jones, Assistant Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, on meeting the NHS’s unique challenges
  • Jennie Bibbings, Campaigns Manager at Shelter Cymru, on improving security for renters
  • Claire Budden, Chief Executive of ClywdAlyn Housing, explains why they’re ending evictions from their homes
  • Guto Ifan, research associate at the Wales Governance Centre, on whether the 2020/21 budget is the end of austerity
  • Russell George AM, Chair of the Assembly’s Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee, looks at the Valleys Taskforce and asks is it working?
  • Karen Davies, Chief Executive of the charity Purple Shoots on the barriers facing self-employed people
  • Jeremy Smith, Head of Development Strategy (Wales) at Innogy Renewables UK Ltd, on working towards Welsh renewable energy targets
  • Mike Hedges AM, and chair of the Assembly’s Environment Committee, outlines its inquiry into air quality
  • Reverend Ruth Coombs, Head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, on our duty to reduce poverty
  • Peter Tutton, Head of Policy at StepChange Debt Charity, on preventing problem debt
  • Abigail Scott Paul, Deputy Director of Advocacy and Public Engagement at Joseph Rowntree Foundation, writes about a new photographic exhibition on poverty that is touring the UK
  • Hywel Ceri Jones, former Director General of social and employment policy and industrial relations at the European Commission on Brexit and disabled people
  • Catherine Fookes, Director of WEN Wales, reviews the film Knock down the House
  • as well as latest news from the Bevan Foundation and subscribers.

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