Press Releases

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.

Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Auditor General for Wales and Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

15/12/17 Sophie Howe

Huw Vaughan-Thomas, Auditor General for Wales and Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales have today published a Memorandum of Understanding, which sets out how they will cooperate on their...

World’s Largest Lesson 18th – 25th September 2017

12/9/17 Sophie Howe

As we start the new school year, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of a very special upcoming date in the global calendar, which will provide...

Long-term thinking will determine the Wales we want  

25/7/17 Sophie Howe

The first major report on current and future well-being in Wales by Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is published Tuesday, 25th July 2017.

Shaping Accountability in Wales for Future Generations

22/11/16 Sophie Howe

A radical, ground-breaking culture change is essential if public bodies are going to provide better service provision, now and for future generations