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Evan Williams In one of a series of blogs reflecting on the main findings from our recent reports for the Poverty and Inequality Commission, one of the report authors Evan Williams argues that the success of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill will rely on policy initiatives that explicitly target welfare and […]

Blog: Reflecting on the Child Poverty Strategy 2014-2017

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Following the passage of the historic Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill in November which imposes a requirement on local authorities to tackle poverty, Policy Scotland has provided several reports to support the work of the Poverty and Inequality Commission. The Commission has been tasked with providing independent advice to Scottish Ministers […]

Publication: Reports for the Poverty and Inequality Commission

Michael Adler, Emeritus Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, writes on benefit sanctions and their place within principles of the Rule of Law. The author is very grateful to David Webster and Colm O’Cinneide for their help. BENEFIT SANCTIONS AND THE RULE OF LAW […]

Benefit Sanctions and the Rule of Law