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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.

Wales’ exam results – trust matters

August 17th 2020

Wales’ 2020 exam results raise questions about trust as well as grades. The shock, dismay, anxiety and anger that last week’s A level results have caused is entirely understandable. Nobody likes to hear that they have done less well than […] »

A street of terraced housing

Time to reset Welsh housing policy?

August 12th 2020

Is now the time to reset Welsh housing policy? Steffan Evans reacts to the Welsh Government’s proposed Tenant Saver Loan Scheme Wednesday 11th August saw the Welsh Government announce a new Tenant Saver Loan Scheme. The scheme will see the […] »

The case for expanding Free School Meals in Wales

July 29th 2020

Part 1 of England’s National Food Strategy made the headlines recently Steffan Evans argues why its recommendation to significantly increase the number of children eligible for Free School Meals should also be made in Wales. Coronavirus has exposed the extent […] »

Regional development

Post-coronavirus high streets

July 27th 2020

What are the prospects for re-imagined high streets and town centres? As businesses continue to re-open, Helen Cunningham explores Passing through a high street on the weekend – my first time since lockdown – the street felt almost bustling. The […] »

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 […] »