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Devolving benefits could be positive for Welsh budget, according to report

11 April 2019

Giving Wales the same powers over benefits as Scotland could boost the Welsh budget by £200m a year, according to new research from Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre.

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Leading Research Centre Discovers Secret Backstop to Wales’ 1284 Treaty with England: Wales Must Stay in Customs Union with Ireland

1 April 2019

A team of Wales Governance Centre researchers today announce the discovery of a hitherto secret codicil to the Statute of Rhuddlan that has profound implications for the current parliamentary deliberations over Brexit and Wales’ future economic relationship with its nearest neighbours.

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Wales in a Post-Brexit world

13 March 2019

Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre has announced a strong line-up of speakers for its joint event with the Welsh Centre for International Affairs on the evening of March 27th.

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Taxpayers in Wales are paying more money for fewer services, according to report

7 February 2019

Taxpayers in Wales are paying more money for fewer services as local authorities attempt to plug a funding gap of nearly £1bn, research reveals.

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Wales imprisonment rate highest in Western Europe

16 January 2019

Wales has the highest imprisonment rate in Western Europe, according to research by Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre.

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‘Non-white offenders more likely to be jailed in Wales’, WGC research reveals

9 January 2019

New research has revealed that people from black and other non-white backgrounds are more likely to be jailed in Wales than in England when convicted of the same offence.

Wales Millenium Centre and the Pierhead Building on the waterfront at Cardiff Bay.

Michelle O’Neill delivers Annual Lecture – Video

11 December 2018

Michelle O’Neill MLA, the Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin, delivered the 2018 Wales Governance Centre Annual Lecture at the Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay.

Wales Millenium Centre and the Pierhead Building on the waterfront at Cardiff Bay.

Hain and Silk call for new Act of Union

29 November 2018

Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre was delighted to host a discussion session by Peter Hain and Paul Silk on the Constitution Reform Group’s draft Act of Union bill this week (November 26th) at the Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay.

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Self-harm and violence rates revealed at Young Offender Institutions

13 November 2018

Figures published today by Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre reveal the true extent of self-harm and violence at Young Offender Institutions (YOIs) in England and Wales.

Wales Millenium Centre and the Pierhead Building on the waterfront at Cardiff Bay.

Welsh Third Sector’s Brexit asks shared with Welsh Government

24 October 2018

Third sector organisations have today presented their Brexit asks to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Mark Drakeford AM, drawing on findings from the Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit.