Understanding and influencing public spending in Wales

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EventsEvent Date: May 19th, 2022

Join us for a unique training session on how organisations can engage with and influence Wales’ public spending decisions. 

What’s it about?

Almost all organisations are affected the Welsh Government’s budget, whether it’s paying into it via certain taxes, benefiting directly from grants and allowances, or by service users accessing services.  Many organisations’ campaigns call for additional resources.

But how well do you understand the budget process? And how do you influence it?

Why you should attend

This half-day CPD-certified training will give you unparalleled insights into Welsh public finances, delivered by experts in the field. It will equip you with an understanding of the opportunities and constraints that affect your activities, highlight the best ways to try to influence spending decisions and inform you about key terms.  If you’ve ever wondered how the Barnett formula is calculated or what is a MEG then this is for you. 

The session will cover:

  • where the Welsh Government’s funds come from
  • trends in and pressures on expenditure
  • the budget cycle
  • scrutiny and approval.


Delegates the previous training session public spending said:

Very useful course for someone new to policy, and good value for money.

This short course was informative and engaging


The training will be delivered online, between 9.15 am and 1.00 pm via Zoom.  There will be time for questions and discussion with experts as well as short breaks away from the screen. The number of places is limited to ensure that you have an opportunity to contribute. 

The delegate fee is highly-competitive with discounts for early birds and Bevan Foundation subscribers (£99).  Please note that booking fees are payable in addition to the delegate fee. 



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