In the news in November

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NewsDecember 1st, 2021

A round up of more than 15 appearances on TV, radio, print and online media in November. 

Cost of Living

Pressure on household finances in increasing and we were pleased to contribute to ITV Wales’ Wales This Week programme, entitled Making Ends Meet, which looked at the rising cost of living and loss of Universal Credit. The story also featured on ITV Wales news headlines.

Free School Meals and Winter Fuel Payment

November brought several welcome announcements about additional support for people on low incomes.  The Bevan Foundation’s welcome for the Welsh Government’s £100 fuel payment to low-income households featured on BBC Wales Today on 16th November 2021. 

On free school meals, the Foundation’s Head of Policy (Poverty) appeared on ITV Wales’s Wales at Six on 12 November to welcome the announcement. In addition Nation.Cymru published an opinion piece by the Foundation’s Director on why Free School Meals are an investment, while an article on Voice.Wales also mentioned our work.


The Senedd’s Equality and Social Justice Committee’s report brought another round of media coverage for the Bevan Foundation’s insights.

On TV, the Bevan Foundation’s Head of Policy Steffan Evans appeared on GB News on November 17th 2021 and on S4C’s Newyddion on November 15th.

In print, no less than five different media outlets quoted the Bevan Foundation: including Herald Wales, Nation.Cymru, and News from Wales.  Later in the month, the Cambrian News also covered the Bevan Foundation’s views.


Living Wage Week took place on 15th – 21st November and we were pleased that our previous analysis informed a Senedd research article as well as being featured on Dros Frecwast on BBC Radio Cymru on 15th November.

With Universal Basic Income in the headlines, a BBC Wales online news on 29th November article referred to a Bevan Foundation opinion piece from June 2020


Finding a decent, affordable home to rent continues to be very difficult and protests took place at the Senedd during the month. Our findings were mentioned in the South Wales Argus’s coverage.  on rent protest and in The National’s coverage of the Labour – Plaid deal.


Last but not least, we were pleased that Victoria Winckler, Director of the Bevan Foundation, appeared alongside Mark Hooper, founder of Banc Cambria and Indycube, on the latest Hiraeth podcast.  The wide ranging discussion has proved popular, and has been described as being ‘well worth a listen’.  It is available here as well as other podcast platforms.

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