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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 May took place amid a significant reduction in Covid-19 cases and deaths. Some restrictions implemented to contain the spread of the virus have been progressively
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Finance, Local Government

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.
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Constitution, Devolution, Labour Party

Radical Federalism and the Future of the Union

Posted on 18 January 2021 by Nye Davies

‘We the people’ This week saw the launch of ‘Radical Federalism’, a new group with the aim of fostering debate on the constitutional future of the UK. Headlining an event to announce the new group and its accompanying document We the People: the Case for Radical Federalism, First Minister Mark Drakeford called for a “thoughtful” solution
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Spending Review 2020 – potential implications for Wales

Posted on 18 November 2020 by Guto Ifan

On 25 November, the UK Government’s Spending Review will conclude. Spending decisions are likely to have wide-ranging fiscal and political implicaitons for Wales. This blog post sets out what to look out for. The initially planned multi-year exercise has been scrapped in favour of a one-year Spending Review, which will set departmental resource and capital
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