Upcoming taxation changes in Wales

Update provided by CWS Chairman Llyr Powell: The Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales became responsible for some of the taxes paid in Wales in April 2018, with additional powers coming into effect in April 2019. Income Tax From 6 April 2019, people...

Kent Matthews: Would a No-Deal Brexit be a disaster for Wales?

An Article written by Professor Kent Matthews: Carwyn Jones the First Minister of Wales has described a no-deal Brexit as ‘catastrophic’ and would cause ‘serious, long-lasting, economic and social damage’. I am sure the First Minister believes his own words and like...

Adrian Mason: Nightmare on EU Street

This article has been written by CWS Board Member Cllr Adrian Mason: So, ten years has passed since they managed to overturn the will of the British people.   It is 2028.  Much has happened over the last decade since the establishment overturned Brexit....

Matthew MacKinnon: Expose and Envisage, a Strategy for Change

An Article by CWS Director Matthew MacKinnon: With ever more powers being devolved to the Welsh Assembly from Westminster, the Assembly’s influence over the lives of the people of Wales is becoming more apparent. So after 20 years of Labour control, why aren’t...

Adrian Mason: A Wall of Silence?

This article has been written by CWS Board Member Cllr Adrian Mason: Given the significance of events of the last few days, the outcome which will have profound influences on Wales and the Welsh people, I was curious as to why Welsh Conservative Assembly Members...
Research – Lobbyist Register for Wales

Research – Lobbyist Register for Wales

A Lobbyist Register for Wales Today the Centre for Welsh Studies released a policy paper calling on the Welsh Assembly to introduce a Statutory Register for Lobbyist in Wales. The proposal comes the same day as the new Lobbying (Scotland) comes into force. The Centre...
Research – Brexit and a UK Customs Union

Research – Brexit and a UK Customs Union

Brexit and a Future UK Customs System How would Wales fare in a post-Brexit world outside the Customs Union? Our latest research seeks to provide some solutions to the problem of exports, good, customs and Brexit. You can read the full report...

“‘I’m Henry VIII I am”

This article has been written by Adrian Mason. Over the next few weeks and months we are going to hear a great deal more about so-called Henry VIII clauses as the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill goes through the later stages of the Parliamentary process. There has...

Brexit: A divided Wales

This article has been written by Adrian Mason. The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has completed its Second Reading in Parliament, and attention now focuses on its Committee Stage.  The purpose of the Bill is simply to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 at the...