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

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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.

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

 
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.

Radical Federalism and the Future of the Union

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 […]

Spending Review 2020 – potential implications for Wales

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 […]

In Charts: Covid-19 and the Welsh labour market

In Charts: Covid-19 and the Welsh labour market

Posted on 16 November 2020 by Cian Sion

Following the release of new labour market data last week, Jesús Rodríguez and Cian Siôn walk us through what this tells us about the pandemic’s impact on the Welsh workforce and job market.

The M4 and the Internal Market Bill

The M4 and the Internal Market Bill

Posted on 13 October 2020 by Professor Daniel Wincott

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 […]

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

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 […]