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Commentary 24 June 2020
Financial vulnerability in the pandemic: a dilemma for local authorities
The Coronavirus pandemic has necessitated a shift in the way in which we, as a society, think about vulnerability. Historically, we have tended towards a...
Commentary 12 June 2020
The role of Welsh local government in a post-Coronavirus world
The role that local government plays in the frontline provision of public services is highlighted and accentuated at times of crisis. Councils across Wales have...
Projects
Public sector leadership development – existing provision and international approach
The First Minister wants an independent assessment of how Welsh public services can ensure that leadership development for their staff equips current and future leaders...
Commentary 30 October 2019
Unleashing the power of public procurement
Understandably given the pressure on budgets, the focus is often on procuring public services at the lowest possible cost.  But there is a growing recognition...
Commentary 23 July 2019
Responding to those in difficulty with council tax debt in Wales: what does the evidence show?
This blog draws on a recent Wales Centre for Public Policy (WCPP) report ‘Responding to citizens in debt to public services: A rapid evidence review’...
Commentary 8 July 2019
Welsh Policy and Politics in Unprecedented Times
On 24th May 2019, the Wales Centre for Public Policy and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) organised a conference...
Publications 26 June 2019
At the Tipping Point: Welsh Local Government and Austerity
This report outlines Welsh councils’ responses to austerity, drawing on interviews with Welsh council leaders, chief executives, finance directors, and external stakeholders. Councils have responded...