Press Releases

Future Generations Commissioner launches major study into basic income and shorter week

12/10/20 Sophie Howe

Wales could be the test ground for a pioneering initiative to give citizens a basic income from the government and a shorter working week.

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales joins Pope Francis, Chris Hemsworth, and Other Notable Speakers at the First-Ever Free TED Conference

9/10/20 Sophie Howe

Sophie Howe, will join Prince William, Pope Francis, Al Gore, and over 50 notable speakers at the first ever free TED conference this Saturday.

Future Generations Commissioner calls for a Basic Income pilot for creatives

7/8/20 Sophie Howe

The Future Generations Commissioner is calling for a Creative Universal Basic Income to pay artists a basic living allowance and help Wales recover from the pandemic

Future Generations Commissioner welcomes moves to reduce M4 congestion with public and active travel

16/7/20 Sophie Howe

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has welcomed plans to improve public transport to reduce traffic on the M4- but says more needs to be done to retain the numbers...

Scrapped M4 Relief Road cash must be used to fund green recovery, says Future Generations Commissioner

14/7/20 Sophie Howe

Wales must have full borrowing powers from Westminster to build a green recovery, says the Future Generations Commissioner.

Black Lives Matter

3/6/20 Sophie Howe

I support the Black Lives Matter movement and show solidarity with the protest against racism all over the world. 

Statement following the Supplementary Budget

28/5/20 Sophie Howe

In response to the Supplementary Budget announced by Welsh Government today, I recognise there is an enormous challenge to face in dealing with the immediate COVID-19 crisis.

Future Generations Commissioner urges Welsh Government to deliver on a green recovery budget

26/5/20 Sophie Howe

Sophie Howe says we have  a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to reset Wales’ economy and is calling for “visionary ideas and transformative investment” in the nation’s recovery plan.