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The Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University recently held a Breakfast Seminar on the 2016 National Assembly Election Results in Cardiff Bay. The seminar took an in-depth look at the post-electoral landscape in Wales in 2016. The event included a presentation from Professor Roger Scully who explored the results of the election and presented some of the first findings […]


WGC Centre Manager Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff School of Law and Politics Post Reference Number: 4783BR The Centre is looking for an outstanding candidate to play a pivotal role in supporting the administration, profile and strategic development of the Wales Governance Centre, under the direction of the Centre’s Director. The post holder will provide support […]


A new report released today shows that Wales receives £245 million more from the European Union than it pays in. The overall net benefit to Wales was around £79 per head in 2014. The briefing paper finds that the amount of money Wales received from the EU budget in 2014 totalled £658m, while Wales’ contribution […]



This guide was compiled by Jac Larner and Ed Gareth Poole of the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University For the first time ever under a Conservative majority government at Westminster, voters head to the polls on Thursday 5 May to elect the next National Assembly for Wales. With the current crisis in the UK steel […]


Here’s hoping that this will be the last Welsh devolved election conducted through the medium of the current electoral system. It’s a system that helps generate uncompetitive, rather lifeless elections, and perpetuates electoral behaviour that can only be described as perverse. It was meant to be so different, of course. When devolution was introduced in […]


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 […]