Welsh Government should control key areas, including taxation, say workers



TUC Cymru has published a document outlining the key findings of research that it commissioned to better understand "what workers in Wales want".


The trade union commissioned YouGov to undertake polling in December 2020, and also convened focus groups and conducted further survey work in January and February 2021.


The document sets out the five most important findings from the research ahead of the Senedd election on Thursday (6 May).


As part of the research, workers were asked who "should have control" over key areas of their lives; the Welsh Government or the UK government.


The research asked which government should have control over economic development, welfare/social security, taxation, education, and health.


In every area, workers said that the Welsh Government "should have control" rather than the UK government.


A majority of Welsh workers say that the Welsh Government should have control over Education (60%), Health (56%), and Economic development (53%).


They also support the Welsh Government rather than the UK government having control over welfare (47%), but were more divided on taxation policy (43% v 40%).


Economic development


Welsh Government: 53%

UK government: 30%

Don't know: 17%


Welfare/social security


Welsh Government: 47%

UK government: 37%

Don't know: 15%


Taxation


Welsh Government: 43%

UK government: 40%

Don't know: 17%


Education


Welsh Government: 60%

UK government: 27%

Don't know: 14%


Health


Welsh Government: 56%

UK government: 29%

Don't know: 15%


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