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Local government finance: five key trends for the next five years

Local government finance: five key trends for the next five years

Posted on 27 April 2022 by Cian Sion

As local election day approaches, this Wales Fiscal Analysis blog post sets out the funding and spending context for local authorities over the next five years.

When ends don’t meet: towards a “high wage” economy? (Part 3)

When ends don’t meet: towards a “high wage” economy? (Part 3)

Posted on 26 October 2021 by Cian Sion

In the third of a three-part blog series on household finances, the Wales Fiscal Analysis team present the latest picture of the labour market in Wales as the furlough scheme is wound down.

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

Part 1: The ‘fiscal gap’ and the Welsh economy

Part 1: The ‘fiscal gap’ and the Welsh economy

Posted on 7 March 2020 by Cian Sion

In Part 1 of this three-part series, the Wales Fiscal Analysis team present the latest estimate of the fiscal deficit and reveal what this says about the nature of the Welsh economy as part of the UK.

What do the latest population projections tell us about Wales?

What do the latest population projections tell us about Wales?

Posted on 30 October 2019 by Cian Sion

The Wales Fiscal Analysis team share insights from the latest population projections and reveal that Wales may be on the verge of its first period of sustained population decline in nearly a century.

The public sector pay bill in Wales

The public sector pay bill in Wales

Posted on 24 June 2019 by Cian Sion

The public sector in Wales When economists and politicians talk about the public sector, they are referring to the part of the economy that is owned, funded or run by […]

Devolving Welfare: How well would Wales fare?

Devolving Welfare: How well would Wales fare?

Posted on 12 April 2019 by Cian Sion

As the Scottish Government prepares for the devolution of eleven welfare benefits to Holyrood, Cian Sion and Guto Ifan from the Wales Fiscal Analysis team explore the fiscal implications of devolving similar powers to Wales.