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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.


Guest article: What next after Communities First?

November 30th 2016

Chris Johnes, Chief Executive of Building Communities Trust, considers what the Welsh Government should do to support resilient communities throughout Wales if Communities First is abolished. As the Welsh Government looks to wind down its Communities First programme, it has announced Read more »

Time to stop obsessing about GVA

November 17th 2016

Victoria Winckler argues that the Welsh Government should stop worrying about GVA. Instead its priorities should be more and better jobs, a balance across Wales and access to jobs for all groups of people. It’s more than six years since Read more »

Can we end in-work poverty?

October 3rd 2016

With few signs of poverty in Wales falling, Victoria Winckler looks at an important new project to develop practical ways of cutting in-work poverty. Successive politicians, from Tony Blair to David Cameron to Iain Duncan Smith have all said that Read more »

Goodbye Communities First?

September 26th 2016

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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Exchange – Issue 6

It’s been almost five months since the UK voted to leave the EU. As the initial shock of the referendum result dies down, the latest edition of Exchange looks at the impact that Brexit could have on Wales. Our contributors Read more »

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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Consultation response: Primary Care

The Bevan Foundation has responded to a consultation by the National Assembly for  Wales’  Health, Social Care and Sport Committee on primary care. The committee’s inquiry will focus on the role of Wales 64 cluster networks – groups of GPs working with Read more »

Consultation response: First 1,000 Days

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Bevan Foundation have responded to a consultation by the National Assembly for  Wales’ Children, Young People and Education Committee on the first 1,000 days of a person’s life. The inquiry is seeking to establish the extent to which Welsh Read more »

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