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Devolution, Finance

The income tax base in Wales – who’ll pay what to the Welsh Government?

Posted on 23 July 2018 by Guto Ifan

From next April, the income tax paid by Welsh taxpayers will be partially devolved to the Welsh Government. UK government income tax rates paid in Wales will fall by 10p in the pound (e.g. from 20p to 10p at the basic rate). In an historic landmark for devolution this autumn, the Welsh Government will introduce
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Bevan and Wales

What does Aneurin Bevan’s legacy mean today?

Posted on 5 July 2018 by Nye Davies

Today marks the 70th anniversary since the creation of the NHS. It is an institution which has become part of the social fabric of British society. When celebrations of the NHS occur, Aneurin Bevan is inevitably mentioned. As Minister of Health in Attlee’s post-war government, he was given responsibility for its creation. As I mentioned
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Brexit, EU

A new chapter in Welsh-Scottish relations?

Posted on 8 June 2018 by Hedydd Phylip

This article originally appeared on the Centre for Constitutional Change website  The Scottish and Welsh Governments worked together closely during their negotiations with the UK Government over those aspects of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill that related to devolution. Despite ultimately choosing different paths, say Hedydd Phylip and Greg Davies, this spirit of cooperation looks set to
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Prisons

Imprisonment in Wales: A Factfile

Posted on 4 June 2018 by Robert Jones

Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre has today (Tuesday 5th June) published “Imprisonment in Wales: A Factfile”, a set of Wales-specific data examining the prison system. The report’s author, Dr Robert Jones, outlines the aims of the report and some of the key findings. In January 2018, the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee announced its
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