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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.

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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Supporter Magazine

Exchange – Issue 9

Well-being in Wales The latest edition of our exclusive supporters’ magazine looks at well-being in Wales from a range of different perspectives. Our excellent range of contributors looks at health and social care in Wales while considering different aspects of Read more »

Exchange – Issue 8

Looking to the Local The latest edition of our exclusive supporters’ magazine considers the role of ‘the local’ in Welsh public policy. An eclectic mix of contributors look at how place-based initiatives have worked in Wales, as well as what should be Read more »

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Call for evidence: a Budget for Prosperity

The Bevan Foundation has responded to the National Assembly for Wales Finance Committee’s inquiry into the Welsh Government’s draft budget. The Bevan Foundation has responded to the National Assembly for Wales Finance Committee’s inquiry into the Welsh Government’s draft budget Read more »

After Brexit: Regional economic policy in Wales

The Bevan Foundation is undertaking work on how Wales can respond to the challenges and opportunities arising from Brexit. As part of the ‘After Brexit’ project, it is working with partner organisations to identify new or revised public policies that Read more »

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November 29th 2017

Employability and beyond

A big shake-up in labour market policy is underway in Wales. The Welsh Government is due to publish its Employability Delivery Plan soon and its new employability offer set to be introduced in from April 2019. This seminar will discuss Read more »