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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.


Does Wales face an existential crisis?

December 2nd 2019

Dramatic changes in the population could threaten the very future of Wales, suggests Victoria Winckler. It’s time to take a fresh look at immigration and family-friendly policies if Wales is to survive and thrive.   Throughout recent times, Wales’ population […] »

When doctor won’t see you now

November 4th 2019

Access to primary care is a hot political topic. Victoria Winckler unpicks some of issues behind the headlines and asks what more can be done? “Access” to GP services is a hot political topic. There are regular headlines about recruitment […] »

What will it take to end poverty?

October 21st 2019

As the month of activities to mark the International Day for Eradicating Poverty draws to a close, Victoria Winckler asks what it will take to put poverty on the political agenda. The previous First Minister said many times in the […] »

Solving poverty: pipe dream or policy goal?

October 14th 2019

In the week of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Victoria Winckler asks if ending poverty is just a pipe dream or if it is a realistic goal for public policy. This Thursday, 17th October, is the UN’s […] »

Living in the cold

October 7th 2019

As part of the Bevan Foundation’s #joinagainstpoverty campaign, Steffan Evans reflects on why the Welsh Government did not succeed in its aims of eradicating fuel poverty by 2018. As the nights draw in and temperatures drop, many of us will […] »

Brexit and its impact on EU Citizens living in Wales

October 2nd 2019

As Brexit looms closer, Claire Thomas questions how well the EU Settlement Scheme is working and its impact on EU citizens living in Wales  Earlier this week I attended an informal event arranged by the External Affairs and Additional Legislation […] »

In Print

Exchange Magazine »

Exchange, Issue 15 Autumn 2019

Wales’ best policy and politics magazine! The latest edition of Exchange, Wales’ best policy and politics magazine, provides more insights into the current and important issues in Welsh public life. Our Autumn 2019 article includes: Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister […] »

Events »

What can governments do to reduce child poverty?

With child poverty increasing and casting a long shadow over children’s lives, leading child poverty expert, Naomi Eisenstadt, outlines her thinking on what governments at all levels can do to reduce it. Join us at this important event to discuss […] »