Sanctions in Scotland: Evidence, policy in practice and impacts Thursday 19th February 2015 This event explores the practice of benefit sanctioning in Scotland. Benefit sanctions have risen dramatically in recent years and there is a great deal of concern over how sanctions are used and how they affect people subject to them. This event presents…
Report of a conference organised by Policy Scotland and the Urban and Regional Economics Seminar Group. on devolution and federalism in a post-referendum United Kingdom.
A talk given by Jim Gallagher, Nuffield College, University of Oxford at the Open University, Edinburgh for a Policy Scotland and URESG Joint Seminar on 22 January 2015 We are equidistant between the independence referendum and the general election, 4 months after one and 4 months before the other. Scotland’s constitutional future is still very much…
A report exploring the challenges facing the Scottish social housing sector, the external risks they face and the ways in which organisations are trying to embed resilience both in terms of individuals and as organisations.
Scottish Risk and Resilience Study of Housing Organisations asks: ‘What is 21st century social housing for’?
A report in partnership with the Wheatley Group, which found that non-market housing, primarily housing associations and council providers, are a bulwark against poverty, provide shelter and often playing leading community anchor roles.
Piece reflecting on the peak in home ownership, now at a 25 year low, and how has been redistributed into the quickly growing buy-to-let rental market .
Piece on the debates around the need to shift the preponderance of new housing supply from the large volume house builders towards small and medium-sized builders.
Professor Ken Gibb writes on the policy choices to be presented in UK General Election in May 2015.
Analysis of the European Commission mission to bring the European Union closer to its citizens.
Event hosted by Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre in collaboration with Policy Scotland.