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Wales Governance Centre

We undertake innovative research into all aspects of the law, politics, government and political economy of Wales, as well the wider UK and European contexts of territorial governance.

Follow @WalesGovernance on Twitter to see our latest research findings, comments on Welsh public policy and live events reporting.

We offer a selection of part-time and full-time postgraduate courses in law, government and politics as well as pathways into undergraduate study.

Our research covers some the most important issues in Wales today - Brexit, devolution, justice and juristiction and fiscal analysis.

Latest news

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Governance expert to lead national conversation on Wales’ future

20 October 2021

Commission to consider nation’s place in Union and Welsh independence

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Spending Review 2021 Preview: Better outlook for Welsh budget, but in context of huge post-pandemic pressures

20 October 2021

Issuing its latest Welsh Budget Update ahead of the Spending Review 2021 later this month, the researchers indicate that over the next three years, day-to-day spending on public services in Wales is set to grow by approximately 3% per year on average in real terms

WFA contributes to IFS Green Budget chapter on local government finance

7 October 2021

The chapter, which explores the impact of COVID-19 and planned social care reforms on local government, includes new analysis of the support provided to Welsh councils over the past 18 months

Our events bring leading experts and public figures together to discuss public policy, politics, government and the law of Wales.