Cian Sion

Cian Sion

Dadansoddi Cyllid Cymru / Wales Fiscal Analysis

Ymunodd Cian â Chanolfan Llywodraethiant Cymru yn Nhachwedd 2018, i wenud gwaith ymchwil ym meysydd cyllid cyhoeddus, trethi datganoledig a gwariant cyhoeddus yng Nghymru fel rhan o brosiect newydd y ganolfan, Dadansoddi Cyllid Cymru.

Cyn ymuno â'r ganolfan, astudiodd Athroniaeth, Gwleidyddiaeth ac Economeg ym Mhrifysgol Warwick a bu iddo gwblhau gradd feistr mewn Athroniaeth Foesol, Wleidyddol a Chyfriethiol ym Mhrifysgol St Andrews.


Cian joined the Wales Governance Centre in November 2018, to conduct research into public finances, devolved taxes and Welsh public expenditure as part of the centre's newly established Wales Fiscal Analysis programme.

Prior to joining the centre, he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Warwick and also completed a masters degree in Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy at the University of St Andrews.

Latest posts

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Devolved taxes, the Welsh budget and a no-deal Brexit

Posted on 25 September 2019 by Cian Sion

A no-deal Brexit would affect the Welsh budget in various ways, likely reducing future growth in spending and creating extra pressures on the spending side of the budget. In this blog post, the Wales Fiscal Analysis team explore another channel through which the Welsh budget may be affected by a no-deal Brexit – through the effect on devolved tax revenues.
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The public sector pay bill in Wales

Posted on 24 June 2019 by Cian Sion

The public sector in Wales When economists and politicians talk about the public sector, they are referring to the part of the economy that is owned, funded or run by central or local government. This includes all levels of government administration, publicly-funded health and social care, social security, education, defence and policing. Wales has historically
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Another small step out of austerity – before a giant leap into the unknown

Posted on 15 March 2019 by Cian Sion

Amidst the political drama of crucial Brexit votes this week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Spring Statement on the UK’s economy and public finances. This blog post looks at what the Spring Statement and forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) can tell us about future Welsh budgets and Welsh public services.
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