Professor Huw Beynon (WISERD Cardiff)
Dr Gillian Bristow (School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University)
Professor James Foreman-Peck (Welsh Institute for Research in Economics and Development, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University)
Professor Ross McKay (Bangor Business School, Bangor University)
Alan Trench (Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh)
This half-day workshop supported by the by Independent Commission on Funding and Finance for Wales and hosted by the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) provides an opportunity to explore the future challenges facing the funding of devolution in Wales. The issue of devolution finance and in particular the continued efficacy of the Barnett Formula has become an increasingly salient issue in recent years and has led to several high profile reviews across the UK, such as the Calman Commission and the House of Lords Barnett Formula Select Committee. The workshop seeks to bring together a wide ranging audience from across the academic, policy-making and stakeholder spheres to explore the challenges facing Wales in pursuing a range of future scenarios, including the devolution of further tax varying and borrowing powers.