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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.

The Two Narratives

October 22nd 2010

This week, life got a lot worse – or a bit worse, and necessarily so – depending on who you choose to believe. Because you can’t believe both sides, and there are certainly two opposing sides when it comes to […] »

Timing the Cuts

October 13th 2010

It has long been known that the UK Comprehensive Spending Review will be published on 20 October. We have also known that the Assembly will not be able to set the 2011-12 budget until after the CSR has been announced. […] »

The welfare state really does go to the deserving

October 7th 2010

The cuts announced this week to some benefits have predictably focused attention once again on the UK’s allegedly unaffordable welfare bill. Aside from the discussions on child benefit, which you can find almost everywhere, was the additional announcement that no […] »

The Afan Valley, what the statistics don’t say.

October 1st 2010

The Bevan foundation has recently completed work examining 40 years of regeneration efforts in the upper Afan valley. We are launching the full report today at Croserw working men’s club today, and it will be available on our website shortly. […] »

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 »

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 […] »