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This podcast is the first in a series of three podcasts on Welfare Reform, recorded at the Launch of the Welfare Reform Network. In this episode, Carla McCormack of the Poverty Alliance speaks on “The Impact of Sanctions in Scotland”.

Podcast: Carla McCormack – “The Impact of Sanctions in Scotland”


This podcast is the second in a series of three podcasts on Welfare Reform, recorded at the Launch of the Welfare Reform Network. In this episode, Dr Sharon Wright of the University of Glasgow speaks on “Sanctions in policy and practice”. This podcast is also available to download via iTunes and other Podcast providers.

Podcast: Dr. Sharon Wright – ‘Sanctions in policy and practice’


The Policy Scotland Welfare Reform Network was launched on Thursday 19th February at the University of Glasgow, with the event ‘Sanctions in Scotland: evidence, policy in practice and impacts’. This brought together over 40 people from a range of different sectors and perspectives for a lively and engaged discussion which […]

Welfare Reform Network event launch summary



On 19 February 2015 the Welfare Reform Network held its launch event at the University of Glasgow. Thank you to all who came along and made it such a wonderful start to this Network. The videos are now available to watch either as a playlist or individually. Our sincere thanks […]

Video: Welfare Reform Network launch event


Moral Victories event in association with Policy Scotland Wednesday 4 March 2015 Michael N. Schmitt of the Naval War College, Newport The Great War and the mechanisation of warfare 5:30pm | Melville Room

Event: 4 March 2015 – The Great War and the ...


In a wide-ranging paper by the Centre for Public Policy for Regions (CPPR) based on  the he latest available North Sea data (actuals and forecast), Professors John McLaren, Jo Armstrong and Ken Gibb(ed.) show that oil related tax revenues would fail to fill the gap left from the loss of Barnett […]

What potential is there for the development of a Savings ...



Political stakes are high on the front-line of public services. Professionals working in sectors such as education, health and social care function as the interface between the public and the public sector, their capacity to fulfil their duty of care a key component of modern state legitimacy. The fact that […]

The trouble(s) with regulation: How do we ‘police’ the public ...


Research into the first five months of the implementation of the Social Rented Sector Size Criterion underoccupation penalty, popularly known as the ‘Bedroom Tax’,  suggested ministers may have significantly overestimated the savings it is likely to generate. The analysis – which ran real data collected by four housing associations since April through […]

Bedroom tax may save less than estimated as tenants move ...





By Professor Ade Kearns,  GoWell Principal Investigator – This briefing paper looks at findings from research which set out to question whether there are any other neighbourhood characteristics, besides the well-documented factor of deprivation, that have an independent influence on the rate of crime. The research was done as part of […]

Neighbourhood crime rates and alcohol in Glasgow