Our publications cover a range of financial topics, including tax, economics, funding agreements and public finance.
Cut to the bone? An analysis of Local Government Finances in Wales, 2009-10 to 2017-18, and the outlook to 2023-24
7 February 2019
This report from our ‘Wales Fiscal Analysis’ project shows that Welsh local authorities received £918.5m less from Welsh Government grants in 2017-18, compared to 2009-10.
Counting Consequentials: Analysing the Welsh Government Final Budget 2019-20 and Local Government Settlement
7 February 2019
This briefing by the Wales Fiscal Analysis team looks at the changes from the Draft Budget in October, the implications for Welsh Government departmental spending and local authorities, and briefly assesses the outlook for future Welsh budgets beyond 2019-20.
1 July 2018
Written by our researchers for the Wales Centre for Public Policy, this report highlights that the performance of the Welsh economy will directly impact potential future tax receipts.
1 September 2017
Public services in Wales could be facing another four years of cuts according to this report, jointly published by two think tanks based at the University.
1 February 2017
Published by our researchers and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, this report assesses the new funding agreement between HM Treasury and the Welsh Government.
1 December 2016
This report assesses three options for the floor, and considers how such a floor might interact with the Welsh block grant after taxes are devolved to Wales from April 2018.
1 October 2016
In this paper, we analyse the different methods of adjusting the Welsh Block and how these could affect the Welsh Government’s budget and budgetary risks after tax devolution.
1 April 2016
The report is a part of our ongoing research projects in public finance and the impact of the European referendum in Wales.
1 February 2016
This report demonstrates that the method chosen to reduce the Welsh block grant to account for the additional income tax revenues has the potential to cause losses of hundreds of millions of pounds each year to the Welsh budget.