Time for a Full Public Bank in Wales?

The latest report from the Public Policy Institute for Wales brings together evidence on the effectiveness and viability of a full public bank in Wales. Debates surrounding this issue have been taking place between political parties in Wales for some time. The report examines what is meant by the term…

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What lessons for Policy and Practise can Welsh Government learn from the Implementation and Development of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014?

We have recently published two outputs from our ESRC-funded research into the powers and policy levers available to the Welsh Government.  Both are based on our case study of recent reforms to the Welsh statutory homelessness framework, but they highlight a number of important transferable themes for the study and…

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Can Wales Fill the Social Care Funding Gap?

The funding of adult social care has moved centre stage. There is wide agreement that more money is needed and various figures are quoted. But how do we get a fix on exactly how much and whether this is affordable? As Chris Giles noted recently in the Financial Times, the…

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Brexit and Wales: In Pictures

On Thursday 30th March, 2017, the PPIW and Knowledge and Analytical Services welcomed colleagues to an evidence symposium which aimed to understand the reasons behind the Welsh vote in last year’s referendum on EU membership. We also asked why did 52.5 per cent vote Leave, why did 47.5 per cent vote…

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How Wales is Understood in the UK is a Problem

It was recently announced that a new BBC TV channel will broadcast in Scotland from 2018. It will have a budget of £30m, roughly equivalent to that of BBC Four. Alongside that, Scotland will receive more money to make UK-wide programmes. Perhaps the most interesting development is that, included in…

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