Housing & Urban Development




For the last few months Policy Scotland has been involved in the evidencing process associated with the Commission on Local Tax reform. We have also contributed to the Scottish Property […]

Commission on Local Tax reform



biketrouble/Flickr CC BY-NC-SA   Kenneth Gibb, Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow When the council tax was first introduced in 1993, it was viewed as a politically clever fix after the catastrophe of […]

Council tax reform is long overdue – so how do ...


URBAN LAND REFORM IN SCOTLAND – updated 03/11 – new Briefing Paper: response to Scottish Government Report to Sounding Board In May 2014, the Land Reform Review Group submitted its […]

Urban Land Reform


By Professor Ken Gibb, University of Glasgow Earlier today I was part of a report launch jamboree in Edinburgh. This was the official presentation of the Commission on Housing and […]

Housing and Wellbeing – blueprints and more



Yesterday the final report from the Commission on Housing and Wellbeing that Shelter Scotland set up back in 2013 was launched. Chaired by the former Auditor General, Robert Black the […]

Commission on Housing and Wellbeing



Policy Scotland is proud to share ‘This Place Matters’ with you. This Place Matters is a collaborative learning project for communities and local authorities developed by the University of Glasgow and […]

Introducing ‘This Place Matters’