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Spending Review 2020 – potential implications for Wales

Posted on 18 November 2020 by Guto Ifan

On 25 November, the UK Government’s Spending Review will conclude. Spending decisions are likely to have wide-ranging fiscal and political implicaitons for Wales. This blog post sets out what to look out for. The initially planned multi-year exercise has been scrapped in favour of a one-year Spending Review, which will set departmental resource and capital
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Covid-19, Finance

In Charts: Covid-19 and the Welsh labour market

Posted on 16 November 2020 by Cian Sion

Following the release of new labour market data last week, Jesús Rodríguez and Cian Siôn walk us through what this tells us about the pandemic’s impact on the Welsh workforce and job market.
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The M4 and the Internal Market Bill

Posted on 13 October 2020 by Professor Daniel Wincott

This article was originally published in Welsh by BBC Cymru Fyw on 09/10/2020 Relations between the governments in Wales and London are worse than they have ever been. There have been episodes of close cooperation over the Covid-19 pandemic. Increasingly, though, sharp disagreement marks key policies, including over whether people from areas of England with
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Elderely people holding hands

Covid-19, Local Government

Now the clapping has stopped: it’s time for a new pay settlement for care workers

Posted on 13 August 2020 by Cian Sion

This Thursday marks 11 weeks since people across the UK last broke out into applause for key workers. It would be easy to dismiss this weekly display of appreciation as a largely symbolic gesture; but it did inspire mutual recognition of a key tenet of this pandemic: though the crisis affects us all, the burden
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