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

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee would welcome your views on any or all of the following points:

  • How the Welsh Government’s economic strategy and employability plan can:
    • Create more inclusive economic growth that benefits people and places equally across Wales;
    • interact 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.


Disclosure of Information

The Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information is available; please ensure that you have considered these details carefully before submitting information to the Committee.  Alternatively a hard copy of this policy can be requested by contacting the Clerk.


Invitation to contribute to the consultation

The Committee would like to invite you to submit written evidence to assist with the inquiry. The Committee welcomes responses in Welsh or English from both individuals and organisations.


Submissions should be no longer than five sides of A4, with numbered paragraphs, and should focus on matters set out above. Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


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

Supporting documents



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