Cian Sion

Cian Sion

Ymunodd Cian â Chanolfan Llywodraethiant Cymru yn Nhachwedd 2018, i wenud gwaith ymchwil ym meysydd cyllid cyhoeddus, trethi datganoledig a gwariant cyhoeddus yng Nghymru fel rhan o brosiect newydd y ganolfan, Dadansoddi Cyllid Cymru.

Cyn ymuno â'r ganolfan, astudiodd Athroniaeth, Gwleidyddiaeth ac Economeg ym Mhrifysgol Warwick a bu iddo gwblhau gradd feistr mewn Athroniaeth Foesol, Wleidyddol a Chyfriethiol ym Mhrifysgol St Andrews.

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Cian joined the Wales Governance Centre in November 2018, to conduct research into public finances, devolved taxes and Welsh public expenditure as part of the centre's newly established Wales Fiscal Analysis programme.

Prior to joining the centre, he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Warwick and also completed a masters degree in Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy at the University of St Andrews.


Latest posts


Another small step out of austerity – before a giant leap into the unknown

Posted on 15 March 2019 by Cian Sion

Amidst the political drama of crucial Brexit votes this week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Spring Statement on the UK’s economy and public finances. This blog post looks at what the Spring Statement and forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) can tell us about future Welsh budgets and Welsh public services.
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Not so fast – for Welsh local authorities, austerity won’t be “coming to an end” any time soon

Posted on 18 February 2019 by Cian Sion

At last year’s Autumn Budget, the UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond, asserted with confidence that “austerity is finally coming to an end”. His claim is unlikely to resonate within the halls of local government in Wales. Despite nearly a decade of sustained budget cuts, the outlook for local government finance suggests that tough choices and trade-offs are here to stay.
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