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Policy Scotland has created a easy-to-access collection of its research and resources focused on tackling child poverty including reports on the Child Poverty Strategy and local contributions to tackling poverty and inequality in Scotland, and analysis of models of scenarios and policies to reduce child poverty.

Poverty research and evidence from Policy Scotland


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A public lecture by Professor John Goddard OBE which explored the challenge of building bridges between place, higher education and research and innovation policy.

The Civic University and the City








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Catch up with some of the discussions at the Scottish Housing Policy Conference 2019, where the theme was  'Housing and Inclusive Growth: Revitalising Connections'. Watch video interviews with keynote speaker, Professor Duncan Maclennan; Professor Ken Gibb, Director of CaCHE; and Des McNulty, Deputy Director, Policy Scotland.

Scottish Housing Policy Conference 2019: Interviews with speakers



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The summary report from the Shaping Futures project is now published, following a launch in Australia. The report contains ten principles for housing policy and tax reform intended to provide a coherent framework for reforming housing policies.

Changing the Housing Story – report published





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The Human Rights Research Students’ Conference, A human rights postgraduate researcher community: enhancing knowledge exchange, engagement & employability, presented 15 papers in five panel sessions. Held at the University of Glasgow in November 2017.

Human Rights Research Students’ Conference – report



Comment piece by Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor University of Glasgow, in which he argues for a People's Vote on Brexit.

Blog: Brexit – what now?


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As the latest Brexit debate continues at Westminster, Policy Scotland offers access to a series of long-form reflections that provide deeper perspectives on the process of the UK leaving the European Union.

Brexit perspectives: Policy Scotland lectures








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Speech delivered at Glasgow City Council’s Brexit summit on 2nd October 2018 by Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow.   Lord Provost, Cllr Aitken – thank you […]

No deal or blind deal – the economic consequences


Policy Scotland's Duncan Maclennan reflects on Brexit and British towns, in the light of the publication of the report New Powers, New Deals - Remaking British Towns After Brexit, a Policy Scotland report for the Carnegie Trust.

Blog: Talk of the Towns: the uneven impact of Brexit




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On Monday 10 September at 6pm Sir Martin Donnelly gave a lecture at the University of Glasgow: 'Britain after Brexit: the political and economic choices ahead'. The lecture was part of the Policy Scotland series of Brexit lectures.

Blog: Full text of lecture by Sir Martin Donnelly





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A new report 'Building a New life in Britain: The Skills, Experiences and Aspirations of Young Syrian Refugees' examines the skills, training needs, work aspirations, lived experiences, and ethical perspectives of young Syrian forced migrants as they attempt to rebuild their lives in three host countries: Lebanon, Greece, and the United Kingdom. 

Publication: Building a New Life in Britain: The Skills, Experiences ...







This research report was produced for the Poverty and Inequality Commission and identifies the policies and scenarios which appear to offer the biggest gains in reducing child poverty in Scotland. 

What Would Make a Difference for Scotland?