By Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli Devolution was always said to be a process rather than an event. Over the past eighteen years, Holyrood, perhaps after hesitant beginnings, has more and more come of age. Free personal care, a ban on smoking in public places, free prescriptions, an end to student […]

Muscatelli – Time for a grown up debate on tax


David Martin MEP is one of the longest serving members of the European parliament where he has served in a number of prominent posts. He was the European Parliament’s rapporteur on what became the Maastricht and Amsterdam Treaties and served as Vice-President of the European Parliament from 1989 to 2004, the longest period anyone has served […]

David Martin MEP: BREXIT- who is taking back control


Blog on Carnegie UK/Policy Scotland workshop on embedding Dignity and Respect in the Scottish Social Security system Des McNulty The Scottish Government has identified five principles underpinning its approach to devolved social security: Social security in an investment in the people of Scotland Respect for the dignity of individuals is […]

Dignity and Respect: workshop on new Social Security arrangements in ...



Duncan Maclennan and David Graham[1] 9th October, 2017 Email: Duncan.Maclennan@Glasgow.ac.uk Pressured Markets and Policy Measures: Canadian Responses. Shaping Futures: Canada in Context The University of Glasgow has recently led a major cross-national collaboration, Shaping Futures, that explored emerging issues in housing policy. The project involved the Universities of Glasgow, Toronto […]

HOUSING MARKET POLICIES FOR CANADA: SHORT TERM MEASURES AND SYSTEM ...


Holly Porteous, SSAMIS Project, Swansea University/University of Glasgow   In 2015, the joint Scottish Government, COSLA and Scottish Refugee Council scheme ‘New Scots: Integrating Refugees in Scotland’s Communities’ widened its scope in response to the Scottish Government’s commitment to resettling a further 20,000 refugees by 2020. Since 2015, this has […]

Challenges of Settling in Rural Scotland: Drawing Parallels between ‘New ...


Policy Scotland at the University of Glasgow is delighted to announce that former UK Ambassador to the European Union Sir Ivan Rogers will give the latest in a series of public lectures on Brexit on October 16th. The talk, “The History and Origins of Brexit” – which will take place […]

Sir Ivan Rogers – The History and Origins of Brexit



Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow We recently marked ten years since the beginning of the worst of the financial crisis – and while the public discourse around this milestone has perhaps naturally focussed primarily on the banking sector, the impact on economic productivity has received […]

Only balanced and targeted investment can fix the UK’s imbalanced ...


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  This paper sets out the issues that researchers and policymakers will be confronted with when considering the parallels and possible links between the inclusive growth agenda and the deal-based decentralisation agenda (to sub-national entities). David Waite – David.Waite@glasgow.ac.uk Alan McGregor – Alan.McGregor@glasgow.ac.uk Des McNulty – Des.McNulty@glasgow.ac.uk The authors of […]

Issues Paper on City Deals and Inclusive Growth


Policy Scotland at the University of Glasgow is delighted to announce that Scotland’s Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe Michael Russell MSP is to give a major speech on Brexit in the latest event in our lecture series. At an event in the Kelvin Hall at 6.30pm […]

Michael Russell MSP – Brexit and the implications for higher ...



The Scottish Centre on European Relations and the International Public Policy Institute are pleased to invite you to their upcoming event: Scotland-EU Relations as Brexit Talks Unfold Fiona Hyslop MSP – Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs   Introduction by Dr Kirsty Hughes Director · Scottish Centre on […]

Scotland-EU Relations as Brexit Talks Unfold – Fiona Hyslop MSP


In the wake of the news that the University of Glasgow is set to lead a major new UK-wide evidence centre on housing (CaCHE), Policy Scotland and the University’s Urban Studies department are delighted to invite you to an expert-led seminar on the private rented sector. Coming in the midst […]

Expert-led seminar to examine private rented sector




By Alex Benchimol and Philip Schlesinger Two University of Glasgow staff, Dr Alex Benchimol and Professor Philip Schlesinger, recently ran a pair of Royal Society of Edinburgh funded workshops on the press, civil society and constitutional identity in Scotland. Here, they reflect on how real world-politics and academic analysis may […]

First Minister’s referendum call rivets Scottish constitution workshop


In a joint event between Policy Scotland and the Stevenson Trust, the Principal of the University of Glasgow Professor Anton Muscatelli gave a major speech on the economic consequences of Brexit last night – which set out the “stark, catastrophic and unavoidable” economic reality of a ‘Cliff-Edge Brexit’, urged the […]

Principal warns of Brexit cliff-edge


Policy Scotland last week welcomed senior German MEP David McAllister to the University of Glasgow – who gave an insider’s view on how the Brexit process is being viewed in both Brussels and Berlin and offered insight into how the European institutions would approach the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Mr McAllister […]

Policy Scotland welcomes senior German MEP



In a joint event between Policy Scotland and the Stevenson Trust, the Principal of the University of Glasgow Professor Anton Muscatelli will give his view on the consequences of Brexit on the future of the Scottish and UK economy at 6pm on Tuesday 21st March in the Sir Charles Wilson building. […]

Anton Muscatelli lecture – Brexit and the future of the ...


In the latest in a series of expert events on Brexit, Policy Scotland and the department for Central and European Studies are delighted to welcome Dr. Károly Grúber to the University of Glasgow for a seminar on the possible foreign and security policy consequences of Brexit. Dr Grúber is Head of […]

Foreign and security policy consequences of Brexit – a view ...


By Professor Kenneth Gibb, Director of Policy Scotland The upcoming Scottish local government elections are likely to lead to change, not just in the political make-up of councils but also because so many experienced Councillors in leadership positions are standing down. Budgets will be tighter than ever before, and a […]

Scotland’s local elections – what to look out for



In the latest in Policy Scotland’s series of lectures on Brexit, the University of Glasgow is delighted to be hosting senior Scots-German MEP David McAllister to give an address, “Brexit: Where does the UK and Europe go from here?” Mr McAllister has previously served as Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, […]

Senior German MEP David McAllister to give Brexit lecture