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Comment & Analysis

Short, sharp and informative commentary and analysis from the Bevan Foundation team, our members and occasional guests.

All views are those of the contributors and are not necessarily shared by the Bevan Foundation.


The case for a valleys heritage offer

January 26th 2021

Lloyd Jones sets out the case for a coherent heritage ‘offer’ across the valleys Photo of Caerphilly Castle by MOT15 on Pixabay Making the most of our valleys heritage The diversity of heritage assets in the valleys is striking. There […] »

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The case for universal essential services

January 13th 2021

As attention turns to the Senedd elections later this year, Steffan Evans sets out the case for universal essential services Public services in Wales have come under enormous pressure over the last twelve months. From education, to health to transport, […] »

The case for Anchor Towns

January 6th 2021

In our Transforming Wales series, ahead of the Senedd elections, Helen Cunningham outlines the case for Anchor Towns It is universally accepted that towns matter. Of course they do – Wales is a nation of towns and we have hundreds […] »

Top reports of 2020

December 31st 2020

The Bevan Foundation’s quality reports provide in-depth insights and offer practical, evidenced solutions to poverty and inequality. Victoria Winckler, Director of the foundation, reviews 2020’s top reports. Photo by Christina @ on Unsplash The Bevan Foundation’s reports are much […] »

Top articles of 2020

December 29th 2020

The Bevan Foundation’s online articles provide short, sharp and informative insights into current issues.  Victoria Winckler, Director of the Bevan Foundation, reviews the top reads of 2020. Over the last year, the Bevan Foundation’s articles have covered everything from the […] »

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A Child’s Christmas in Wales

December 16th 2020

As we start to look forward to the Christmas holidays, Katie Palmer, Programme Manager at Food Sense Wales addresses the difficulties that many families will face and discusses how reviewing Wales’ Free School Meals system could provide a possible solution. […] »

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Why now is the time to invest in solving poverty

December 4th 2020

Steffan Evans sets out why the Welsh Government should use some of the £829m that remains unspent from its allocation this financial year to support families in poverty The publication of new research by the Wales Fiscal Analysis team at […] »

The Chancellor’s spending review: our reaction

November 25th 2020

The Bevan Foundation says today’s spending review leaves many questions unanswered and is unlikely to avert the economic crisis the Chancellor acknowledged is upon us. The Chancellor’s announcement presented a mixed picture for people in Wales. On the one hand, […] »

In Print

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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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2041: Challenges besides Covid over the next 20 years

With WWF Cymru, the New Policy Institute and Cardiff University Work, poverty and climate change: Wales’ faces a number of challenges in addition to the pandemic recovery. Join us this St David’s Day – on our 20th birthday – as […] »