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.


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 »

Why Wales must solve poverty

September 6th 2016

Victoria Winckler looks at the case for solving poverty and how it should be done. The latest figures on poverty make clear that it’s a big problem which  shows no sign of going away.  Quite what to do about it has Read more »

Is there life after EU funding?

August 15th 2016

The argument about EU structural funds following the Brexit vote is missing the point, says Victoria Winckler The Chancellor has announced that the UK Government will ‘honour’ all EU funding commitments made before the Autumn Statement, up to 2020. The Read more »

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Exchange – Issue 7

‘Resilient communities’ is a phrase that’s been hard to avoid in recent months and is central to the discussions about the future of Communities First.  Great though it sounds, it is much less clear what resilience means or how it Read more »

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 »

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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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