This blog considers the perceptions of the impact of migration since the 2004 EU enlargement on education in Scotland.
Scotland’s economy will benefit from independence over the uncertainty that would face the country within the UK, Finance Secretary John Swinney said at the inaugural annual Policy Scotland lecture on 10th December 2013.
Research into the first five months of the implementation of the Social Rented Sector Size Criterion underoccupation penalty, popularly known as the ‘Bedroom Tax’, suggested ministers may have significantly overestimated the savings it is likely to generate. The analysis – which ran real data collected by four housing associations since April through a model used in…
Papers from a Commonwealth Cities Legacy Network Preparatory Workshop hostd by Policy Scotland.
Briefing Note considering the implications for Scotland from the 2013 UK Spending Review (SR).
Scotland performed better in the latest official releases, with both the economy and employment growing, although unemployment also grew, according to the latest CPPR Briefing Note by John McLaren, Jo Armstrong and Ken Gibb. On an annual basis Scottish GDP has grown by 1.2%, well above the 0.5% seen for the UK. This differential was principally…
Dr Angus Armstrong argues that a stable monetary union between Scotland and the rest of the UK will be very difficult to construct and if an independent Scotland is to prosper, it requires a ‘hard’ currency.
A talk from Professor Fergus McNeill about how imprisonment breaks down social ties and cohesion, destroying the reciprocities that justice should serve to restore.
Findings from research looking at the impact of the presence and number of alcohol outlets in neighbourhoods as an influence on the crime rate.
Dr Mark Murphy introduced a project to research public sector accountability across the professions.