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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.


Education is not just about the young.

December 9th 2010

This week we have had a couple of posts about one of the great political issues that engages with almost everyone – education.  On Monday, Anne Crowley noted that the broken promises over fees are likely to alienate young people […] »

Fuel Poverty needs a rethink

December 2nd 2010

The cold weather this week has conveniently coincided with two other pieces of recent news. The first is that the continued rise in energy prices has been referred to OFGEM, and the second is the update of the fuel poverty […] »

Size matters

November 24th 2010

Understanding the shape and size of our private sector is critical if a range of government policies are to be effective.  From our skills policy to our economic and trade policy, if we do not understand our ‘customer’ we are […] »

Moving into the final phase

November 5th 2010

 When Assembly Members returned this week it was clear that the life of this Assembly is drawing to a close. There will now be a frenetic period of completion which will need to achieve a number of things by next […] »

Justice needs to be seen to be done.

November 2nd 2010

Last week, the Nuffield Foundation published a new piece of research on attitudes towards the mandatory life sentence given to people convicted of murder in the UK. One of its main findings was that there was limited understanding of what […] »

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 »

What can governments do to reduce child poverty?

With child poverty increasing and casting a long shadow over children’s lives, leading child poverty expert, Naomi Eisenstadt, outlines her thinking on what governments at all levels can do to reduce it. Join us at this important event to discuss […] »