Economy and Trade

The UK automotive sector crisis: is it Brexit?

Posted on 14 June 2019 by Professor Peter Wells

Long before the referendum on leaving the European Union, the automotive industry was warning of dire consequences. For decades the UK has been a great location to access EU markets. Successive rounds of investment underpinned growth in production, with over 80% of output exported. The decision to leave, and the uncertainty over how to leave,
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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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Wales and Labour: 21st-Century Socialism?

Posted on 21 January 2019 by Richard Martin

During his ultimately successful campaign for the leadership of Welsh Labour, Prof. Mark Drakeford described himself as a “21st century socialist”. At the start of 2019, with the new First Minister and his ministerial team in place, former Welsh Government minister Prof. Leighton Andrews and leading Welsh economist Prof. Calvin Jones discuss what effect this
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