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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.


Is poverty the new normal?

August 14th 2019

Victoria Winckler, Director of the Bevan Foundation, asks if the increasing visibility of poverty means we are now ignoring it. A recent article by Rachel Dickinson, president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, got me thinking. It wasn’t […] »

No progress in reducing poverty in Wales or the UK

August 1st 2019

The publication of the Social Metrics Commission 2019 report highlights how little progress has been made in reducing poverty since the millennium. The publication of a new report by the Social Metrics Commission has made headline news across the UK. […] »

Can kindness end homelessness?

July 29th 2019

Amid arguments about clearing tents off the streets and professional beggars, Victoria Winckler, Director of the Bevan Foundation, finds that ‘kindness’ is what homeless people want most of all. As homelessness has grown, so too have debates about what people […] »

Boris on immigration – what does it mean for Wales?

July 25th 2019

Claire Thomas, Policy & Research officer at the Bevan Foundation, asks what Boris Johnson’s first statement as Prime Minister might mean for migration and migrants in Wales. In his first statement as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that he […] »

Should welfare be devolved?

June 24th 2019

The devolution of some social security benefits is on the agenda. After giving evidence to the Assembly’s Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee last week, Victoria Winckler looks at the risks and benefits. The devolution of some social security benefits […] »

Some thoughts ahead of the Senedd Debate on Poverty

June 3rd 2019

Two weeks ago Steffan Evans posted a blog which explored poverty and why it remains a pressing issue in Wales after twenty years of devolution. This week, Steffan’s blog explores some of the key themes that Assembly Members should consider […] »

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 »

Roundtable: The Welsh Benefits System – Housing (south)

The support available for low income families has a significant impact on their likelihood of living in poverty. As part of its project to better understand how that support is made available in Wales, the Bevan Foundation is delighted to […] »