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Constitution

The M4 and the Internal Market Bill

Posted on 13 October 2020 by Professor Daniel Wincott

This article was originally published in Welsh by BBC Cymru Fyw on 09/10/2020 Relations between the governments in Wales and London are worse than they have ever been. There have been episodes of close cooperation over the Covid-19 pandemic. Increasingly, though, sharp disagreement marks key policies, including over whether people from areas of England with
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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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