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Covid-19, Local Government

Now the clapping has stopped: it’s time for a new pay settlement for care workers

Posted on 13 August 2020 by Cian Sion

This Thursday marks 11 weeks since people across the UK last broke out into applause for key workers. It would be easy to dismiss this weekly display of appreciation as a largely symbolic gesture; but it did inspire mutual recognition of a key tenet of this pandemic: though the crisis affects us all, the burden
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Finance

Covid, confusion, and consequentials: how much funding will the Welsh Government get from the Summer Statement?

Posted on 17 July 2020 by Guto Ifan

As usual, the UK Chancellor’s “mini budget” on 8 July was followed by claims, counterclaims, and confusion over the amount of additional funding for the Welsh budget. The UK government claimed, “the Summer Economic Update confirms an additional £500 million of Covid-19 funding for the Welsh Government through the Barnett formula.” Later, the Welsh Government
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Covid-19, Finance

Covid-19 and the Welsh economy – what the latest indicators tell us

Posted on 22 June 2020 by Cian Sion

This blog post sets out what we know so far about the impact of Covid-19 on business, the labour market, and the Welsh economy, as Welsh Government lockdown restrictions are slowly eased.
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Covid-19

Reasonableness the Welsh Way

Posted on 11 June 2020 by Luke Nicholas

This is a guest post by Professors Emyr Lewis and Ryszard Piotrowicz. During the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, the four countries of the UK operated under very similar rules, at least until the middle of May. From Aberdeen to Derry, from Aberystwyth to Durham, we stayed at home to protect the NHS and save lives, or so
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