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The Wales Governance Centre is a Cardiff University research centre undertaking innovative research into all aspects of the law, politics, government and political economy of Wales, as well the wider UK and European contexts of territorial governance. A key objective of the WGC is to facilitate and encourage informed public debate of key developments in Welsh governance not only through its research, but also through events and postgraduate teaching.The Centre is sponsored and supported by Cardiff University’s Law School and the Department of Politics and International Relations, while also collaborating with scholars from across the University. The WGC enjoys formal ties with both WISERD and the Institute of Welsh Affairs while also maintaining close cooperative relationships with colleagues in other institutions across Wales, the UK, Europe and beyond.

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NEWS: New report detailing Wales’ public sector finances finds deficit of £14.7 billion

04 April 2016

A new report by tax devolution experts released today shows that public sector expenditure for Wales exceeded public sector revenues by £14.7 billion in 2014-15. The report finds that Wales’ net fiscal balance was a deficit of £14.7 billion in the last …

NEWS: University launches new online projects to help public better understand forthcoming Welsh Assembly Elections

09 March 2016

Two new free projects being launched today by Cardiff University aim to provide the public with a better understanding of devolution in Wales ahead of the National Assembly elections in May. The two projects, an online booklet Guide to covering the Nat …

NEWS: New report says hundreds of millions of pounds could be lost if Income Tax devolution is not considered carefully

24 February 2016

A new report by the University’s Wales Governance Centre has warned that potential changes to the funding Welsh Government receives from Westminster, following the partial devolution of Income Tax, needs very careful consideration to ensure Wales doesn …

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