Published: 5th Apr 2011

With funding in short supply and the need for regeneration in Wales as high as ever, the challenge is to fully understand the current situation and learn from what works, says Dave Adamson Thermal imaging of a home in Blaenavon. One of CREW’s research projects will look at the skills needed to achieve low carbon transition in Wales. Many of the factors which impact on communities in Wales lie outside the control of our local authorities and the Welsh Assembly Government. United Kingdom government policy on taxation, the national minimum wage, benefit levels and the general welfare programme all significantly determine the quality of life in Wales. The government pursuit of rapid deficit reduction by austerity measures in all these policy areas will inevitably have a highly negative effect, especially in those areas that have never fully recovered from a period of similar policies in the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)