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A new report released by the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University argues that the methods that could be considered by the Treasury for implementing Wales’ first home-grown taxes would have negative implications for the funding of Welsh public services. The authors show that if Stamp Duty had been devolved to Wales over the last […]


Cardiff University is delighted to announce that Professor Laura McAllister is to join the Wales Governance Centre from October 2016. Currently Professor of Governance at the University of Liverpool, Laura McAllister is an expert on devolution. Laura has published extensively on Welsh politics and was a member of the Richard Commission on the Powers and […]


The latest Welsh Political Barometer Poll, carried out in conjunction ITV-Cymru Wales, has been published. In addition to some striking findings on party support following the referendum and UK and Wales party leader ratings, there are interesting results on attitudes to the European Union and support for Welsh independence. You can read more on Roger […]



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 […]