In the news in June 2023  

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NewsJuly 6th, 2023

The Bevan Foundation’s work received extensive media coverage through June 

Child Poverty 

June saw the End Child Poverty Network publish their latest analysis of child poverty data. The Bevan Foundation supported the Network in promoting the work in Wales, with the Foundation appearing on a variety of media outlets to share it’s reaction.  

Our Head of Policy (Poverty), Dr Steffan Evans, was interviewed live in the studio for BBC Wales Today. He also appeared on S4C’s Newyddion, ITV Wales, and on several radio stations including BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru and stations produced by both Global and Bauer radios.  

The Bevan Foundation’s analysis on the new report also featured in a variety of digital and non digital written press outlets. There were stories about the report in Welsh and English on the BBC’s website, in the Western Mail, on Walesonline, Nation.Cymru, the Cambrian News, Voice Wales, Golwg 360 and Business Live among others.  

Child Poverty was also the focus of an article, written by our Director, Dr Victoria Winckler for Business News Wales 

Poverty and debt  

In June, the Foundation informed the media debate around poverty more broadly, not just child poverty. On June 25, Dr Victoria Winckler appeared on BBC Wales’ Sunday Politics to discuss poverty, whilst she also appeared on BBC Wales’ ‘Wales Live’ a few days earlier to discuss the relationship between poverty and debt.  

Housing  

The Foundation’s work on housing was also a subject of media interest through June. Steffan Evans appeared on BBC Wales Today, S4C’s Newyddion and BBC Radio Cymru on June 20 to discuss our work on the Local Housing Allowance. Our work also featured on the BBC’s website in both languages. The property website, Property Mark also gave coverage to our work on LHA in an article on their website.  

More broadly, the Foundation was asked to react to increasing concerns about housing affordability throughout the month, with Steffan appearing on ITV Wales and on Bauer radio stations to discuss what the implications of rising interest rates could be for low-income renters.

Other coverage  

Among the other areas of our work that received coverage through June was our work on access to justice. An article by the Senedd Research Service made reference to our work in this area when exploring the Illegal Migration Bill.  

Our previous research on Fair Work also featured during the month, forming the subject of an article drafted by Victoria for Business News Wales 

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