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Brexit, Short Reads

2019 Welsh European Election Briefing

Posted on 9 May 2019 by Richard Martin

It’s the election that wasn’t meant to happen. Wales and the whole UK will be participating in the European Elections in 2019, months after an anticipated ‘Brexit Day’ of 29th March. Taking in the latest Brexit machinations, the arrival of two new significant political parties, massively disappointing English local election results for both the Conservatives
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Brexit, Long Reads

Wales in Europe post-Brexit

Posted on 8 May 2019 by Dr Rachel Minto

In this post Dr Rachel Minto and Prof Kevin Morgan consider Wales’ future in Europe post-Brexit. Brexit has forced Wales to re-imagine its European future.  Wales’ European presence and profile have been shaped by its distinctive relationship with the European Union (EU).[i]  This will continue to be the case whatever version of Brexit wins the day.
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Devolution and Constitution, Economy and Trade

Welsh tax policy – considering the options

Posted on 17 April 2019 by Cian Sion

From this month onwards, a portion of Income Tax paid by Welsh taxpayers will stay in Wales to directly fund public services. The First Minister, Mark Drakeford has previously indicated that he would not increase Welsh Income Tax rates during the current assembly term unless he was “compelled to do so”. Jeremy Miles used his
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Brexit, Economy and Trade, Long Reads

Brexit and Trade: It’s even more complicated than we thought

Posted on 8 April 2019 by Richard Martin

Deal or no deal? Well, as it turns out, things are about to get even more complicated either way. Supply chains have been changing ever since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in 2016; whatever happens next in the drama of Brexit negotiations, businesses are reassessing supply chains and desperately trying to minimise
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