In the news in June

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NewsJuly 1st, 2024

The Bevan Foundation’s work has received media attention throughout June.

Child poverty

Early in the month, our Director Victoria Winckler provided comment in a South Wales Argus article about new child poverty data. She stated:

“The latest data makes it clear just how significant a problem child poverty is in Wales… with so many families struggling, it is clear that child poverty, and how politicians tackle this, is a key election issue for many.”

Our work around abolishing the two-child limit received coverage this month as our Head of Policy, Steffan Evans, provided insights for Bauer Media’s radio stations.


Our work on establishing a cohesive Welsh Benefits system was mentioned in the South Wales Argus, Barry & District News, and Yahoo News in a report covering Labour ministers’ trip to Chepstow this month.

News From Wales mentioned our poverty research in an article around Pension Credit, whilst ITV Wales referred to insights from our most recent Snapshot of Poverty report, where nearly a third of households (28%) told us they’ve had to borrow money to survive in the last year.

In her regular column for Business News Wales our Director, Victoria Winckler, also highlighted that the energy crisis isn’t over in Wales, despite the upcoming price drop for domestic consumers.

Our work around rural poverty was mentioned in an opinion piece by Cefin Campbell MS in the Powys County Times, and the Bevan Foundation was also one of 200 signatories on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s letter calling for hardship to be top of the Prime Minister’s priorities from day one.


Towards the beginning of the month, our Director Victoria Winckler provided a comment in an article featured in the Financial Times focused on local initiatives combining wellbeing and employment assistance to help people enter the workforce. Regarding economic activity due to sickness in Wales, Victoria commented:

“This is not about people’s behaviour or individual choices, this is about the structural problems in Wales’s economy. There isn’t a range of well-paid jobs suitable for people with health conditions. The alternative to being ‘on the sick’ is a very physically demanding job.”

Victoria’s previous column about health and the workforce in Business News Wales was referred to by The Institute of Welsh Affairs, as well as in Public Finance.

Our work was also referenced in an article around inclusive procurement from D&I Leaders.

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