News & Press Releases

#PlanningMarch – Insights into the skills and mindset of a planner by Phil Williams

26/3/19

Having spent over 40 years as a local government planner, I am now a planning director in my own consultancy practice.

For Belle and Emmeline

9/6/18 Sophie Howe

This Sunday my daughter and I will be taking part in something significant. We will be joining thousands of women across the country marching to commemorate the brave women who...

Future Generations Act a framework for transformation not tick-box

6/2/17 Sophie Howe

New legislation can result in a whirlwind of activity and bureaucracy. If you’re at the sharp end of making sure your organisation is kept safe, then current organisational cultures often...

Future Generations Commissioner challenges Public Services to build a genuine conversation with the public

3/11/16 Sophie Howe

“The issue of whether we have the Wales we want, has to be answered through a two-way dialogue with the public,” Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner has said at a...

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales announces name of first Poet in Residence

28/2/19 Sophie Howe

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is delighted to announce that performance poet Ruth Evans, pen name Rufus Mufasa, has been chosen as the very first Poet in Residence.

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales announces paid leave for staff fleeing domestic abuse

8/3/19 Sophie Howe

To mark International Women’s Day, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has announced a new staff policy that provides support and paid leave to staff who are victims of...

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales calls on Local Authorities to divest from fossil fuels

29/3/18 Sophie Howe

With £1bn of Pension Funds investment in Wales being spent on fossil fuel based companies, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales calls on Local Authorities to demonstrate how climate risk...

Big Moose chosen as Future Generations Commissioner for Wales’ Staff charity of the year

28/3/19 Sophie Howe

The Cardiff based social enterprise coffee shop that provides employment opportunities to the homeless has been chosen by the team members of the office of the Future Generations Commissioner for...

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales calls on public bodies to turn words into action and start delivering real changes

10/5/18 Sophie Howe

Public bodies in Wales must become more ambitious and adventurous and provide better clarity on how they are meeting their obligations under the Well-being of Future Generations Act, says Sophie...

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales calls on Welsh Government to be brave in its investment on transport as new report shows lack of ambition in M4 Black route proposal

12/9/18

A new report published today by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe shows how Wales could transform its transport system by investing in public transport, active travel and...

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales endorses Urdd peace and goodwill message

18/5/18 Sophie Howe

This message, created by the young people of mid Glamorgan embodies much of the Well-being of Future Generations Act.