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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.

Regional development

What next for regional development in Wales?

November 23rd 2020

Ahead of the Spending Review and Valleys Taskforce statement, Helen Cunningham asks what’s next for a new era of regional development This week’s Senedd and Westminster business contains two notable items: the much anticipated Spending Review and a Senedd statement […] »

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Solving poverty by looking beyond social housing

November 16th 2020

Faye Patton from Care and Repair Cymru set out why we must look beyond social housing when taking action to solve poverty Social housing has rightly been making a mark on the housing policy agenda for some time, but what […] »

Combating the rising tide of poverty in Wales

November 2nd 2020

Steffan Evans takes a look at the latest Joseph Rowntree Foundation state of the nation report to explore what it says about poverty in Wales in 2020. Poverty is not a new problem in Wales. Almost a quarter of people […] »

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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 […] »

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 […] »

Events »

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 […] »