Economy and Trade


Cardiff’s Shared Prosperity Fund Conference

Posted on 23 July 2019 by Professor Kevin Morgan

Last week Cardiff University hosted a conference to debate the forthcoming Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF), the UK’s post-Brexit replacement for EU Structural Funds. It was the fastest registration process I’d ever known as a conference convenor, with attendees from across Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and some of the English city-regions. Why the strong interest? The
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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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