Press Releases

Planning for people’s well-being

11/12/18 Sophie Howe

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has welcomed the new Planning Policy Wales, which she along with her team worked with the Welsh Government to ensure that the policy...

This must be a budget that reflects the requirements of the Well-being of Future Generations Act

24/10/18 Sophie Howe

In response to the Welsh Government’s detailed draft budget published today, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

Tough times call for bold decisions on preventative spend

10/10/18 Sophie Howe

In response to the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) warning that Welsh councils are at a financial breaking point, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said.

Public bodies in Wales can make a simple change to reduce use of plastic

5/10/18 Sophie Howe

n response to a 48% rise in the purchase of disposable plastic straws by Welsh public bodies over the past five years, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

More progressive decision-making needed to ensure long-term impact on dealing with Wales’ biggest problems

20/9/18 Sophie Howe

Responding to the Welsh Government’s ‘Well-being of Wales’ report published today, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

Hinkley Point

14/9/18 Sophie Howe

I have respect for the concerns expressed by local people regarding the disposal of waste from Hinkley Point. This is clearly an emotive subject and I can understand why some...

Reviewing public bodies’ annual reports

18/6/18 Sophie Howe

Reviewing public bodies' annual reports

New spend in health must be invested in approaches to preventative action

23/4/18 Sophie Howe

"In Wales it has already been recognised that tackling adverse childhood experiences is one of the biggest challenges facing public services now and in the future. For every 100 adults in...

The Impact of AI in Welsh Constituencies

20/4/18 Sophie Howe

Where will automation hit hardest?

Lord Bird, Founder of The Big Issue, urges Wales to continue to do more to prevent poverty

19/4/18 Sophie Howe

Prevention and inclusion: lessons for tackling poverty took place at the Pierhead, National Assembly for Wales.

Update on the application of the Well-being of Future Generations Act to environmental permitting decisions

23/3/18 Sophie Howe

Update on application of the Well-being of Future Generations Act to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) environmental permitting decisions

Update: Planning and Local Development Plans

21/3/18 Sophie Howe

Following on from a previous statement on Cardiff’s Local Development Plans, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales explains ongoing work in response to correspondence around planning issues.