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Local government finance: five key trends for the next five years

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Local government finance: five key trends for the next five years

Posted on 27 April 2022 by Cian Sion

As local election day approaches, this Wales Fiscal Analysis blog post sets out the funding and spending context for local authorities over the next five years.

Finance

5 key questions for Wales ahead of the UK Spring Statement

Posted on 17 March 2022 by Guto Ifan

On 23 March, Rishi Sunak will deliver his Spring Statement against the backdrop of heightened uncertainty and rising inflation. There has been talk of a ‘policy-light’ fiscal event, following on […]

ConstitutionDevolutionLaw

Getting the balance right? The constitutional implications of the Welsh Tax Acts etc. (Power to Modify) Bill

Posted on 18 January 2022 by Wales Governance Centre

This extended article is a guest post by Professor Emyr Lewis, Head of the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University, and a former Senior Fellow in Welsh Law […]

Finance

When ends don’t meet: towards a “high wage” economy? (Part 3)

Posted on 26 October 2021 by Cian Sion

In the third of a three-part blog series on household finances, the Wales Fiscal Analysis team present the latest picture of the labour market in Wales as the furlough scheme is wound down.

 
When ends don’t meet: a cost-of-living crisis (Part 2)

When ends don’t meet: a cost-of-living crisis (Part 2)

Posted on 22 October 2021 by Cian Sion

In the second of a three-part blog series on Welsh household finances, the Wales Fiscal Analysis team examine the latest evidence of price increases and the impact on the cost of living.

When ends don’t meet: tax rises and benefit cuts (Part 1)

When ends don’t meet: tax rises and benefit cuts (Part 1)

Posted on 15 October 2021 by Cian Sion

In the first of a three-part blog series on Welsh household finances, the Wales Fiscal Analysis team examine the impact of the recent cut to Universal Credit and planned tax rises on households.

The price is (not) right: surveying the Welsh house price boom

The price is (not) right: surveying the Welsh house price boom

Posted on 1 July 2021 by Cian Sion

Today marks the end of the Land Transaction Tax (LTT) holiday in Wales. Property purchases over £180,000 will no longer qualify for the temporary tax relief worth up to £2,450. […]

Covid-19 and the economic challenges facing the incoming Welsh Government – part 2

Posted on 20 May 2021 by Guto Ifan

In this series of blog posts, Jesús Rodríguez from the Wales Fiscal Analysis (WFA) team explores the economic challenges facing the incoming Welsh Government in recovering from Covid-19. Part 1 can be found […]

Covid-19 and the economic challenges facing the incoming Welsh Government – part 1

Posted on 14 May 2021 by Guto Ifan

In this series of blog posts, Jesús Rodríguez from the Wales Fiscal Analysis (WFA) team explores the economic challenges facing the incoming Welsh Government in recovering from Covid-19 The 2021 Senedd election on 6 […]

Local government finance: the state of play in 2021−22

Local government finance: the state of play in 2021−22

Posted on 10 March 2021 by Cian Sion

This blog post sets the scene for local government as we enter a new financial year and the second year in the shadow of COVID-19.