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Shaping the Assembly’s Poverty Report

June 18th 2015

The Bevan Foundation, working with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, has played a key role in shaping the National Assembly for Wales’ inquiry into poverty.

Published today, the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee’s report quotes our joint evidence extensively.  The conclusions and recommendations also build upon our proposals for a more effective approach.

Our key messages that have been taken forward by the Committee are:

  • working with stakeholders outside the Welsh Government;
  • developing a better understanding of poverty, including adopting a clear definition and better statistics;
  • ensuring everyone has enough to eat, a roof over their head and enough warmth;
  • clearly aligning its tackling poverty strategy with its economic development policy, including measures to reduce in-work poverty and support for low-paying sectors;
  • devolution of the Work Programme to get a better ‘fit’ with local labour market conditions.

The Bevan Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Foundation have also submitted evidence to the fourth strand of the Committee’s inquiry and is anticipating contributing to the other strands in the near future.

You might also like the Bevan Foundation’s presentation on ‘what works’ to reduce poverty.

 

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