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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 financial year, which is the equivalent to around 24% of estimated GDP. This […]


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 National Assembly for Wales Election for Community Journalists and a new online course Scotland […]


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’t lose out on hundreds of millions of pounds. The report, “Income Tax and Wales: The Risks and Rewards […]


A report by an independent review group consisting of constitutional and legislative experts says that they could not recommend that politicians in Cardiff Bay and Westminster support the Draft Wales Bill in its current form. The landmark report, “Challenge and Opportunity: The Draft Wales Bill 2015,” was commissioned by the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff […]


The Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University recently held a night to celebrate the contribution of the Centre’s founding director, the late Barry Jones, to the study of Welsh politics. On the night several friends and colleagues paid tribute to Barry’s life and work. The night ended with a personal contribution by the broadcaster Huw Edwards, […]


Here’s the latest edition of the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University Podcast. In this edition, the Centre’s Director Professor Richard Wyn Jones talks to the lawyers Manon George (Wales Governance Centre) and Emyr Lewis (Senior Partner for Wales, Blake Morgan LLP) on their reactions and thoughts on the recent Draft Wales Bill. This podcast […]


A brand new project being launched tonight (Wednesday 14 October 2015) will address the role of Wales within the European Union in the context of the forthcoming in-out EU referendum.   Based on independent, rigorous, high quality academic research, the Wales and EU project at Cardiff University has been established to support informed and balanced discussion about the […]


On the evening of Monday 5 October 2015, the Wales Governance Centre and the Constitution Unit at UCL launched our joint report, “Delivering a Reserved Powers Model of Devolution for Wales” in London. The full Storify, which includes tweets and reflections of our launch, can now be found here. The report itself can be found here.


A report from a group of leading constitutional and legal experts published today (Thursday 24 September 2015) warns that the UK Government’s devolution proposals for a ‘reserved powers’ model of devolution for Wales are unlikely to be workable and will fail to provide a clear, robust and lasting settlement. The report, Delivering a Reserved Powers Model […]


Radical new thinking is required to tackle the funding crisis facing Wales’s public services, says a leading Welsh political expert ahead of a major debate at the Eisteddfod. Professor Richard Wyn Jones, Director of the University’s Wales Governance Centre, is hosting a distinguished panel which will consider how public services can flourish at a time […]