Making the economy work for people on low incomes

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The Assembly’s Equalities, Local Government and Communities Committee will start hearing from witnesses for its inquiry into making the economy work for people on low incomes on 5 July. It will look at how the Welsh Government’s upcoming Economic Strategy and Employability Plan can improve the position of people on low incomes, as well as measures to boost low pay, (in)security of work and economic inequalities between different places and groups of people.

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The North Wales Economy: Thoughts from the Assembly Commission’s first Academic Fellowship

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The Assembly Commission has established a new pilot Fellowship scheme to enable academics at a more senior (post-PhD) career level to spend time at the Assembly working on a specific project, where this will have mutual benefit to the academic and to the Assembly.

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The ‘vicious circle of decline’: How is congestion affecting the Welsh bus sector?

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Bus companies in Welsh cities are struggling with congestion chaos that lengthens journey times and pinches passenger numbers, according to evidence submitted to an Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee’s inquiry into the impacts of congestion on the bus industry.

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How is my local economy performing?

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Over the last few months, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published data at local authority level for the first time for two measures of economic output and prosperity, Gross Value Added (GVA) and Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI). These datasets are scrutinised as key indicators of economic performance when data for Wales is released, so what can they tell us at a local level? And what limits might there be on the insight we can draw from the figures?

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