Press Releases

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales Response to Welsh Government’s Well-being of Wales Report

1/10/21 Sophie Howe

"The Well-being of Wales Report is Welsh Government’s assessment of whether they are making progress against the seven national well-being goals set in law by the Well-being of Future Generations...

Wales needs to explore paying everyone a basic income – open letter to First Minister

22/7/21 Sophie Howe

Wales should explore paying everyone a basic income to study how it could improve lives for generations in the future, the First Minister is being urged.

We can end fuel poverty with £15bn retrofit investment plan for our homes, says Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

12/7/21 Sophie Howe

Fuel poverty could be eradicated in Wales by 2030 if Welsh Government commits to a long-term plan to improve the efficiency of our homes, says the Future Generations Commissioner for...

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales asks for explanation into road freeze exemptions

7/7/21 Sophie Howe

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe, has asked Welsh Government to explain how decisions are being made on Wales’ road-building freeze exemptions.

Pressure mounts on UK Government to follow Welsh Government and back the Well-being of Future Generations Bill


More than two thirds of the public want the Government to consider future generations in policy-making – according to new research - and the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is...

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, welcomes the news that all new road building projects in Wales are being paused by Welsh Government

22/6/21 Sophie Howe

“This is a huge step in the right direction for the healthier, resilient and more equal Wales and shows the difference having a Well-being of Future Generations Act makes."

Future Generations Commissioner welcomes Welsh Government’s plan for the next five years – but says it lacks detail and timeline

15/6/21 Sophie Howe

“Welsh Government’s new Programme for Government is a reminder of the severe inequalities and injustices facing current and future generations, exacerbated by key events of the last year."

Radical vision for Wales needed to create future-fit jobs, says Future Generations Commissioner in her plan for new government

24/5/21 Sophie Howe

Thousands of new ‘future-fit' jobs could be created if the new Welsh Government embraces a radical vision for Wales, according to the Future Generations Commissioner.