Recordings and resources from many of the past events hosted and run by Policy Scotland.

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Free Event: Benefit Sanctions, retrospect & prospects

Dr David Webster, University of Glasgow This seminar will present a critical analysis of the UK system of benefit ‘sanctions’. These are financial penalties imposed by officials on claimants of Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and lone parent benefits for alleged ‘failures’ in retaining, looking for or preparing for employment. They currently…

Video: Policy Reunion – community planning partnerships

You can view footage below from the Policy Reunion Event held on 24 March 2015 on community planning partnerships. At this event Policy Scotland Director, Ken Gibb, chaired a panel focused on the emergence and evolution of Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs), a cornerstone of Public Service Reforms in Scotland. The panelists were: Rory Mair, Chief…

Introducing Moral Victories, a new collaboration with Policy Scotland

“What constitutes victory?  I think that is a fundamental question, and it is good for each of us in this country to ask ourselves that from time to time.  When we try to decide whether or not we’ve been victorious, we have to think, for just a second, what the term ‘victory’ means.” General Tommy…