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 Guto Ifan

Guto Ifan

Research Associate

School of Law and Politics

Welsh speaking

Overview

I am a researcher on the Wales Fiscal Analysis (WFA) programme within Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre. My research interests include public finances, fiscal policy, and tax devolution in Wales. The WFA programme regularly publishes commentary and analysis on the Welsh Government budget, public services, and the Welsh economy. I joined the Wales Governance Centre in 2015 to work on the Government Expenditure and Revenue Wales (GERW) project.

Biography

Publications: 

Ifan, G. (2020) Covid-19 and the Welsh Government Budget: Update No. 2, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/2399394/WFA-coronavirus-budget-update-2-02062020.pdf

Ifan, G. (2020) Covid-19 and the Welsh Government Budget: Update No. 1, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/2132654/COVID19_Welsh_Budget_FINAL.pdf

Ifan, G. (2020) The Welsh Budget: implications from UK Budget 2020 and fiscal response to Covid-19, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/wales-governance-centre/publications/finance

Ifan, G., Sion, C. and E.G. Poole (2020) Wales Fiscal Future: A path to sustainability? Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1767424/Wales_Fiscal_Future_FINAL.pdf

Poole, E.G. and Ifan, G. (2019). Internal coordination of social security in the United Kingdom. European Journal of Social Security. Vol 21, Issue 2, p. 153-162 https://doi.org/10.1177/1388262719844984

Ifan, G. and Poole, E.G. (2019). Devolution and decentralisation in social security: the situation in the United Kingdom, in Schoukens, P. & Vonk, G. (eds) (2019) Devolution and Decentralisation in Social Security: A European Comparative Perspective. The Hague: Eleven International Publishing

Ifan, G. (2019) Public spending on the justice system for Wales, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/1549094/Public-spending-on-the-justice-system-for-Wales-Final.pdf

Ifan, G., Sion, C. and Poole, E.G. (2019) Government Expenditure and Revenue Wales 2019, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/1542474/full_gerw_print.pdf

Ifan, G. and C. Sion (2019) The Public Sector in Wales: An analysis of recent trends in the public sector workforce and pay bill, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/1517176/public_sector_june_final.pdf

Ifan, G. and C. Sion (2019) Devolved Welfare: How well would Wales fare? Assessing the fiscal impact of devolving welfare to Wales, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/1476352/devolving_welfare_final2.pdf

Ifan, G. and C. Sion (2019) Cut to the bone? An analysis of Local Government finances in Wales, 2009-10 to 2017-18 and the outlook to 2023-24, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/1448920/local_government_finance_report_Feb19_final.pdf

Ifan, G. and E.G. Poole (2018) The Welsh Tax Base: Risks and Opportunities after Fiscal Devolution, Cardiff: Wales Centre for Public Policy. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/1287008/The-Welsh-Tax-Base-_WCPP-Final-180627.pdf

Luchinskaya, D., Ogle, J., Trickey, M., Poole, E.G. and G. Ifan (2017) Welsh Government Budgetary Trade-offs: Looking Forward to 2021-22, Cardiff: Wales Public Services 2025 and Wales Governance Centre. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/1287215/Looking_Forward_Report_Final_Updated.pdf  

Poole, E.G., Ifan, G. and D. Phillips (2016) Fair Funding for Taxing Times? Assessing the Fiscal Framework Agreement, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Available at: http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/wgc/files/2016/11/Fair-Funding-for-Taxing-Times-Assessing-the-Fiscal-Framework-Agreement.pdf

Poole, E.G., Ifan, G. and D. Phillips (2016) Barnett Squeezed? Options for a Funding Floor after Tax Devolution, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Available at: http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/wgc/files/2016/12/161209-WGC-IFS-2nd-Report-Barnett-Squeezed.pdf

Poole, E.G., Ifan, G. and D. Phillips (2016) For Wales Don’t (Always) See Scotland: Adjusting the Welsh Block Grant after Tax Devolution, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Available at: http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/wgc/files/2016/10/WGC-IFS-Report-Oct-2016.pdf

Ifan, G. and E.G. Poole (2016) Devolving Stamp Duty and Landfill Tax to Wales, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/1288512/Devolving-Stamp-Duty-and-Landfill-Tax-to-Wales.pdf

Poole, E.G. and G. Ifan (2016) Income Tax and Wales: The Risks and Rewards of New Model Devolution, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/1288513/Estimating-Wales-Net-Contribution-to-the-European-Union.pdf

Poole, E.G. and G. Ifan (2016) Government Expenditure and Revenue Wales 2016, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/1285793/Government-Expenditure-and-Revenue-Wales-2016.pdf

Ifan, G. and E.G. Poole (2016) Estimating Wales’ Net Contribution to the European Union, Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre. Available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/1288695/Income-Tax-and-Wales-1.pdf