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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.


Balancing the books

September 28th 2010

We all know that balancing the household budget is never easy.  Before the recession, a financial problem meant cramming in the overtime or borrowing on the credit card. In today’s economy, however, many people are taking the tough decisions needed […] »

The role of the councillor, AM and MP

September 22nd 2010

It was interesting to hear David Davies MP at the scrutiny conference on Monday speak of the problems members of parliament serving on select committees have in developing the required expertise for effectively scrutinising the executive as a member of […] »

Scrutinising Scrutiny

September 19th 2010

Today the Bevan Foundation teams up with the National Assembly Commission, Welsh Local Government Commission, the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action and my company, Positif Politics, to stage a one-day conference on scrutinising political scrutiny. Don’t switch off. This isn’t […] »

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 […] »