Policy Scotland and the University of Edinburgh’s Research Support Office hosted Scotland’s Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Areas of Research Interest Workshop in Edinburgh in October 2019.
Poverty Trends in Scotland 1995-2018 and Policy Change: new work with the Poverty and Inequality Commission from Policy Scotland and SPICe
Policy Scotland has worked with staff members in the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament Information Centre to create a set of briefing materials that detail poverty trends in Scotland since 1995 paired with key policy changes from the UK and Scottish Governments.
An open letter from members of the Standing Council on Europe, a group of independent advisers established by the First Minister of Scotland after the EU referendum in 2016 to consider the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU on Scottish interests.
Philip Rycroft, former Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the EU, examines what might lie ahead for the UK after Brexit.
Scotland’s experiment in deliberative democracy is its new Citizens’ Assembly. In this public lecture, hosted by Policy Scotland, David Martin, the Co-Convenor of the Assembly, will set out his hopes and aspirations for this innovation.
Professor Duncan Maclennan from Policy Scotland has contributed to a new report on housing wealth inequality that has informed the work of the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Commission.
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.
A free public lecture by the former Prime Minister Sir John Major was the culmination of the 2019 Conference on Public Service organised by the John Smith Centre at the University of Glasgow.
Policy briefing on the impact on Brexit on crisis management of UK gas supplies.
Duncan Maclennan reflects on the New Powers, New Deals – Remaking British Towns After Brexit, a Policy Scotland report for the Carnegie Trust.