Steffan Evans

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    The Welsh Assembly after the elections: housing policy could be an area upon which to build a coalition

The Welsh Assembly after the elections: housing policy could be an area upon which to build a coalition

With the Welsh elections now only days away, the race to the National Assembly is entering its closing stages, writes Steffan Evans. With opinion polls continuing to suggest that no one party will gain sufficient votes to hold a majority in the Senedd, attention is sure to turn to potential coalitions after May the 5th.

If recent polls are correct […]

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    The Housing and Planning Bill will determine how devolution is debated in the future

The Housing and Planning Bill will determine how devolution is debated in the future

With Parliament having voted in favour of adopting English Votes for English Laws on 22 October, the Housing and Planning Bill became the first piece of legislation to be considered under the new process. Steffan Evans writes that the Speaker’s interpretation of the new Standing Orders during the Bill’s second reading will have a significant impact on how devolution […]

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    Human rights: the forgotten dimension of the English Votes for English Laws debate

Human rights: the forgotten dimension of the English Votes for English Laws debate

The European Convention on Human Rights applies differently to the primary legislation of the UK Parliament compared with the primary legilsation of the devolved administrations. Steffan Evans argues that this is a difference that has largely been overlooked during the English Votes for English Laws debate and uses the Government’s proposals to extend the “right to buy” to housing […]

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    How extending the right to buy in England could change the relationship between the government and housing associations

How extending the right to buy in England could change the relationship between the government and housing associations

In this article, Steffan Evans looks at how the extension of Right to Buy in England could alter the relationship between the government, the regulator and Housing Associations in England, and compares the situation in England with the situation in Wales.

Ever since the formation of the Tenants Service Authority and the Homes and Communities Agency in 2008 there has been […]