Michael Trickey looks at what the General Election manifestos might mean for public spending and public services in Wales
This follow-up piece outlines some of the policy options available to the newly elected local authorities on 5th May, and examines a number of more radical and difficult policy options.
Caitlin Prowle and Malcolm Prowle set out the policy context which Welsh local authorities now face in terms of existing challenges and financial resources.
Dr Daria Luchinsakya argues that pressure on resource budgets is likely to intensify following yesterday’s Autumn Statement.
Mike Hedges suggests a method to link Council Tax more effectively with what is directly spent on community services.
Ed Poole and Guto Ifan explore the potential of VAT devolution in Wales.
Guto Ifan and Ed Gareth Poole set out the issues at stake for Wales in tax devolution.
Seb Cooke meets Kay Harris, a South Wales grandmother who has found herself at the forefront of a campaign to fight the Bedroom Tax.
Elin Jones responds to the Conservative UK Government’s budget announcement of a new sugar levy on the soft drinks industry