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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.


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Why we need a Welsh Emergency Fund

October 23rd 2020

As we prepare ourselves for the fire-break lockdown Steffan Evans considers how a Welsh Emergency Fund could offer greater protection for Wales’ lowest paid workers. So here we go again. Despite the public health need for a “fire-break” lockdown, many across Wales […] »

Lockdown hits low paid workers hard

October 21st 2020

Victoria Winckler looks at the effect of the latest Welsh lockdown on workers. The two-week lockdown, due to begin on Friday, is another hammer-blow to already hard-hit workers. Earlier this year we estimated that around 211,000 people worked in sectors forced […] »

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Poverty: still here but it doesn’t have to be

October 15th 2020

As we continue to mark #ChallengePovertyWeek, Tamsin Stirling a trustee at the Bevan Foundation argues that whilst poverty is still here it doesn’t have to be Food poverty, fuel poverty, period poverty and now mask poverty – the housing association […] »

Why work matters

October 14th 2020

As the Bevan Foundation continues its activities to mark Challenge Poverty Week, Steffan Evans sets out why work still matters as a solution to poverty The latest labour market statistics paint a grim picture about the state of the Welsh […] »

Why it is time for a social recovery

October 13th 2020

Public services in Wales should lead recovery from coronavirus and help to solve poverty and inequality, says Victoria Winckler as the Bevan Foundation launches its social agenda for the next five years. The coronavirus outbreak has not hit everyone equally. […] »

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Now is the time to solve poverty

October 12th 2020

At the start of Challenge Poverty week, Steffan Evans sets out why now is the time to take action to solve poverty 2020 was meant to be the year that we eradicated child poverty in Wales. As we start Challenge […] »

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Universal Basic Income: what is it and what could it do?

September 28th 2020

Ahead of this week’s Senedd debate on Universal Basic Income, the Bevan Foundation explores what UBI is and its risks and potential for Wales. Universal Basic Income has gained significant interest and popularity in recent months. As with many schemes […] »

In Print

Exchange Magazine »

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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