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

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Making the case for prosperous places

February 23rd 2021

In the latest of our Transforming Wales series, Helen Cunningham sets out the case for prosperous places Ahead of the 2021 elections, we set out actions for place-based economic development that crucially, responds to difference and creates a better spread […] »

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The case for putting jobs within better reach

February 15th 2021

In the latest of our transforming Wales series, Helen Cunningham writes about what the next Senedd and Government should do to better put jobs within reach, especially for those furthest from them How much are jobs within reach, and who […] »

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The case for a Welsh Benefits System

January 29th 2021

In the latest in our series of blogs ahead of the Senedd elections Steffan Evans set out why now is the time to establish a Welsh Benefits System Poverty was already at an unacceptable rate in Wales long before the […] »


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 […] »

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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Friday Connect: May 2021

We warmly invite you to our latest informal discussion – Friday Connect Many of us feel we have too many online meetings, but they can also be a great way of connecting with others especially when we can’t meet in […] »