‘Resilient communities’ is a phrase that’s been hard to avoid in recent months and is central to the discussions about the future of Communities First. Great though it sounds, it is much less clear what resilience means or how it Read more »
What does the summer 2015 budget mean for Wales? This briefing provides a sound evidence base to inform debate.
It also aims to stimulate discussion about how public policy should respond to the challenges and opportunities raised by the tax and benefit changes announced in the budget. The briefing uses a mix of UK analysis, for example by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, alongside Wales-specific data on the number of tax payers, pensioners and claimants of different in- and out-of-work benefits, and considers the issues raised by England-only announcements. It concludes by identifying issues where action is needed to prevent some of the Chancellor’s announcements driving people into deeper poverty.
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