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Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 15/11/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2.)

Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 11

Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

Julie James AM, Minister for Skills and Science


Meeting: 15/11/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5.)

Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - consideration of evidence received under item 2


Meeting: 25/10/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5.2)

5.2 Letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

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Meeting: 25/10/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5.3)

5.3 Letter from the Permanent Secretary to Siân Gwenllian in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

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Meeting: 25/10/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5.1)

5.1 Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

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Meeting: 25/10/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5.5)

5.5 Correspondence from Puffin Produce Ltd in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

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Meeting: 25/10/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5.4)

5.4 Correspondence from Tinopolis Cymru in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

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Meeting: 11/10/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - consideration of evidence received under item 2

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 2 and agreed to write to Tinopolis Cymru to clarify a matter raised.


Meeting: 11/10/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 10

Angharad Mair, Executive Director, Tinopolis Cymru

Meirion Davies, Development Director, Menter Iaith Conwy, representing Mentrau Iaith

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Angharad Mair, Executive Director, Tinopolis Cymru

·         Meirion Davies, Development Director, Menter Iaith Conwy, representing Mentrau Iaith


Meeting: 11/10/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Written evidence from the Welsh Language Commissioner in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

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Minutes:

3.2.a The Committee noted the written evidence from the Welsh Language Commissioner in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes.


Meeting: 05/10/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Additional information from the Wales Construction Federation Alliance in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

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Minutes:

3.1.a The Committee noted the additional information from the Wales Construction Federation Alliance in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes.


Meeting: 21/09/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 8

Ed Evans, Director, Civil Engineering Contractors Association

Andrew Marchant, Chair, Wales Construction Federation Alliance

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Ed Evans, Director, Civil Engineering Contractors Association

·         Andrew Marchant, Chair, Wales Construction Federation Alliance

 

3.2 During the session the Wales Construction Federation Alliance agreed to provide the results of the FOI exercises undertaken in 2014 and 2016, which explored public bodies not adhering to Welsh Government ethical policies.


Meeting: 21/09/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 7

Dr Sharon Wright, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Urban Studies, School of Social and Political Sciences University of Glasgow

Dr Lisa Scullion, Reader in Social Policy, University of Salford

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Dr Sharon Wright, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Urban Studies, School of Social and Political Sciences University of Glasgow;

·         Dr Lisa Scullion, Reader in Social Policy, University of Salford


Meeting: 21/09/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 9

Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

Sue Moffatt, Director, National Procurement Service

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

·         Sue Moffatt, Director, National Procurement Service


Meeting: 21/09/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 7)

Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - consideration of evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4 and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children on a number of matters raised.


Meeting: 19/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 7)

7 Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - consideration of evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4

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Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received.


Meeting: 19/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 6

Joshua Miles, Policy Manager, Federation of Small Businesses Wales

Helen Walbey, Director, Recycle Scooters

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Joshua Miles, Policy Manager, Federation of Small Businesses Wales

·         Helen Walbey, Director, Recycle Scooters

 

4.2 During the session Joshua Miles, Federation of Small Businesses Wales agreed to provide the field survey results for wages paid by SMEs.


Meeting: 19/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 5

Cerys Furlong, Chief Executive, Chwarae Teg

Dr. Alison Parken, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Cerys Furlong, Chief Executive, Chwarae Teg

·         Dr. Alison Parken, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School


Meeting: 19/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 4

Alex Bevan, Economic Policy Officer, Wales TUC

Lynne Hackett, Head of Community UNISON Cymru

Nick Ireland, Divisional Officer, South Wales and West, USDAW

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·       Alex Bevan, Economic Policy Officer, Wales TUC

·       Lynne Hackett, Head of Community UNISON Cymru

·       Nick Ireland, Divisional Officer, South Wales and West, USDAW

 


Meeting: 05/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 7)

Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - consideration of evidence received under items 2, 3 and 4

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence.


Meeting: 05/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 2

Professor Karel Williams, Professor of Accounting and Political Economy, Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester University

Professor Anne Green, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Professor Caroline Lloyd, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·       Professor Karel Williams, Professor of Accounting and Political Economy, Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester University

·       Professor Anne Green, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

·       Professor Caroline Lloyd, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

 


Meeting: 05/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 3

Dr Rod Hick, Lecturer in Social Policy, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·       Dr Rod Hick, Lecturer in Social Policy, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University


Meeting: 05/07/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes - evidence session 1

Kirsty Davies-Warner, Head of Oxfam Cymru

Victoria Winckler, Director, Bevan Foundation

Lindsey Kearton, Policy Officer Wales, Citizens Advice Bureau

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·       Kirsty Davies-Warner, Head of Oxfam Cymru

·       Victoria Winckler, Director, Bevan Foundation

·       Lindsey Kearton, Policy Officer Wales, Citizens Advice Bureau

 

 


Meeting: 29/03/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in relation to poverty in Wales

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Minutes:

4.6.a The Committee noted the correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in relation to poverty in Wales.


Meeting: 09/03/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in relation to poverty in Wales

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Minutes:

3.3.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in relation to poverty in Wales.


Meeting: 08/02/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5)

Scrutiny of the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure - consideration of evidence under item 2

Minutes:

5.1. The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 2 and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure on matters raised during the session.


Meeting: 08/02/2017 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Scrutiny of the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

Tracey Burke, Director, Strategy

Jo-Anne Daniels, Director, Communities & Tackling Poverty

Maureen Howell, Deputy Director, Equality and Prosperity

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1. The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

·         Tracey Burke, Director, Strategy

·         Jo-Anne Daniels, Director, Communities & Tackling Poverty

·         Maureen Howell, Deputy Director, Equality and Prosperity

 

2.2. The Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure agreed:

·         to provide an early briefing on the Code of Practice for Ethical Employment in Supply Chains;

·         to provide the figures from the recent research undertaken into under claimed benefits, for the last two financial periods;

·         to provide any evidence available on the evaluation of the Lift and Communities for Work programmes. If no evidence is available, the Cabinet Secretary agreed to clarify what evaluation work will take place;

·         to provide a note on the Wales Well-being Bond;

·         to provide a link to the third year report on the Tackling Poverty Action Plan: Building Resilient Communities, which contains relevant statistics on child poverty;

·         to look into the issue of absence as referred to by Joyce Watson AM when discussing ethical procurement;

·         to provide the dashboard of data used to evaluate the progress of policies and programmes.

 

2.3. The Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure declared an interest in the pilot of the school summer holiday lunch and fun clubs due to involvement in drawing up the party manifesto which included this pledge.


 

 

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