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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.


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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 […] »

Lockdown hits low paid workers hard

October 21st 2020

Victoria Winckler looks at the effect of the latest Welsh lockdown on workers. The two-week lockdown, due to begin on Friday, is another hammer-blow to already hard-hit workers. Earlier this year we estimated that around 211,000 people worked in sectors forced […] »

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Poverty: still here but it doesn’t have to be

October 15th 2020

As we continue to mark #ChallengePovertyWeek, Tamsin Stirling a trustee at the Bevan Foundation argues that whilst poverty is still here it doesn’t have to be Food poverty, fuel poverty, period poverty and now mask poverty – the housing association […] »

Covid-19, work and poverty, where next?

October 14th 2020

As the Bevan Foundation continues to mark Challenge Poverty Week, Nisreen Mansour from Wales TUC outlines why Covid-19, work and poverty are all interconnected Talk of recovery feels less and less relevant every day as new restrictions are announced, with […] »

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 »

Friday Connect: May 2021

We warmly invite you to our latest informal discussion – Friday Connect Many of us feel we have too many online meetings, but they can also be a great way of connecting with others especially when we can’t meet in […] »