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Cut to the bone? How a decade of austerity has left its mark on local government in Wales

Cut to the bone? How a decade of austerity has left its mark on local government in Wales

Posted on 12 February 2019 by Cian Sion

As local authorities across Wales prepare to publish their budgets for 2019-20, expect to see a significant rise in Council Tax, with councils increasingly relying on locally-sourced revenue to partially offset cuts to their funding and to meet increasing demand pressures.

What does Aneurin Bevan’s legacy mean today?

What does Aneurin Bevan’s legacy mean today?

Posted on 5 July 2018 by Nye Davies

Today marks the 70th anniversary since the creation of the NHS. It is an institution which has become part of the social fabric of British society. When celebrations of the […]

A new chapter in Welsh-Scottish relations?

A new chapter in Welsh-Scottish relations?

Posted on 8 June 2018 by Hedydd Phylip

This article originally appeared on the Centre for Constitutional Change website  The Scottish and Welsh Governments worked together closely during their negotiations with the UK Government over those aspects of the […]

Imprisonment in Wales: A Factfile

Imprisonment in Wales: A Factfile

Posted on 4 June 2018 by Robert Jones

Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre has today (Tuesday 5th June) published “Imprisonment in Wales: A Factfile”, a set of Wales-specific data examining the prison system. The report’s author, Dr Robert […]

Bevan and the ‘Welsh-speaking, Welsh-writing zealots’

Bevan and the ‘Welsh-speaking, Welsh-writing zealots’

Posted on 21 December 2017 by Nye Davies

Bevan and Wales The final entry of the year into the Bevan and Wales series was supposed to be a summary of the different aspects of Bevan’s attitudes towards Wales, […]

Aneurin Bevan and the ‘claim of Wales’

Aneurin Bevan and the ‘claim of Wales’

Posted on 26 June 2017 by Nye Davies

As part of the ‘Aneurin Bevan and Wales’ series, Nye Davies analyses Bevan’s 1947 article ‘The Claim of Wales’ 70 years on from its publication Wales in Bevan’s thought It […]

The beginning of ‘clear blue water’?

The beginning of ‘clear blue water’?

Posted on 12 June 2017 by Nye Davies

After a disappointing election night for the party in Wales, Nye Davies explores calls for the strengthening of the Welsh Conservative brand Disappointment in Wales After the first Welsh General […]

The difference between sheep: Bevan and the ‘Welsh Day’ debate

The difference between sheep: Bevan and the ‘Welsh Day’ debate

Posted on 26 April 2017 by Nye Davies

The debate over devolution had been taking place throughout the 20th century. In October 1944 a “Welsh Day” debate was held in the House of Commons to discuss matters that […]

Aneurin Bevan and Wales

Aneurin Bevan and Wales

Posted on 7 March 2017 by Nye Davies

In a previous article I mentioned that this year marks 120 years since the birth of Aneurin Bevan. The post contained a discussion on the legacies of Bevan and another Welsh […]

Wales vs England. A Twitter Story

Wales vs England. A Twitter Story

Posted on 21 February 2017 by Jac Larner

*Following is a joint-post with Nye, Steffan and Aled* And Now For Something Completely Different... We decided to have a bit of a break from politics/law last week on Thinking […]