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

The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee have agreed to undertake three inquiries which look at poverty in Wales.


Over the next few months, we will be looking at:

  • Communities First – lessons learnt
  • Asset based approaches to poverty reduction; and
  • Making the economy work for people on low incomes


Making the economy work for people on low incomes

The Committee is exploring how the Welsh Government’s approach to economic development would be designed to reduce poverty and boost prosperity.


Terms of reference:

  • How the Welsh Government’s economic strategy and employability plan can:
    • create more inclusive economic growth that benefits people and places equally across Wales;
    • interacts with the UK Government’s Work and Health Programme;
    • reduce the proportion of people on low incomes in Wales; and
  • address economic inequalities between different groups of people;
  • An exploration of low pay sectors, and measures to improve pay of low-paid workers such as the living wage;
  • Ways to increase the security of work in Wales; and
  • The role that welfare benefits play in supporting people on low incomes in Wales.


Evidence Gathering

The Committee consulted on this topic. The responses have been published.


Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

First published: 19/04/2017





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