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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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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.

Reasonableness the Welsh Way

Reasonableness the Welsh Way

Posted on 11 June 2020 by Wales Governance Centre

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 […]

Funding the response to COVID-19: looking ahead to an unprecedented Supplementary Budget

Funding the response to COVID-19: looking ahead to an unprecedented Supplementary Budget

Posted on 26 May 2020 by Guto Ifan

Welsh Government Supplementary Budgets do not usually garner much attention. Given the momentous events since the Welsh Government published its Final Budget allocations in March, tomorrow’s supplementary budget will be […]

Drakeford, Nationalism and Welsh Political Traditions

Drakeford, Nationalism and Welsh Political Traditions

Posted on 20 May 2020 by Nye Davies

Last week, First Minister Mark Drakeford caused controversy with comments he made about the nature of nationalism. In an interview with the BBC’s Nick Robinson, Drakeford was asked whether he […]

Keir Starmer’s ‘radical federalism’

Keir Starmer’s ‘radical federalism’

Posted on 10 April 2020 by Nye Davies

The election of Keir Starmer as Labour leader has come during one of the greatest crises that this country has faced. In contrast to the fanfare that usually greets a […]

First Minister drafts opposition leaders to help with Covid crisis

First Minister drafts opposition leaders to help with Covid crisis

Posted on 2 April 2020 by Wales Governance Centre

This post was written by Nye Davies and Luke Nicholas The First Minister’s decision to draft the leaders of the two largest opposition parties into his Cabinet Core Group is […]

The self-employed workforce in Wales

The self-employed workforce in Wales

Posted on 26 March 2020 by Cian Sion

As the UK Chancellor prepares to announce a package of support for self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, this short blog posts sets out key facts about the self-employed workforce in Wales.