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.
Policy Scotland’s first lunchtime seminar series was led by Dr Claire Bynner, research team leader at Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, speaking on Closing the participation gap: developing the mindsets and skills for participatory governance in Scotland.
A free public lecture by the former Prime Minister the Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH is the culmination of the 2019 conference on Public Service organised by the John Smith Centre at the University of Glasgow.
This guest blog from John H. McKendrick welcomes the Poverty and Inequality Commission’s advice on reducing child poverty and reflects on parts that are specifically relevant to single parent families.
Stephen Sinclair argues that to meet its own ambitious child poverty goals, the Scottish Government must focus public services where they are most needed, and ensure employers play their part.
Evan Williams argues that the success of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill will rely on policy initiatives that explicitly target welfare and housing provision.
Following the passage of the historic Child Poverty (Scotland) Act in November which imposes a requirement on local authorities to tackle poverty, Policy Scotland has provided several reports to support the work of the Poverty and Inequality Commission. The Commission has been tasked with providing independent advice to Scottish Ministers on poverty and inequality, monitoring…
David Martin MEP is one of the longest serving members of the European parliament where he has served in a number of prominent posts. He was the European Parliament’s rapporteur on what became the Maastricht and Amsterdam Treaties and served as Vice-President of the European Parliament from 1989 to 2004, the longest period anyone has served in that position. He is…
Blog on Carnegie UK/Policy Scotland workshop on embedding Dignity and Respect in the Scottish Social Security system Des McNulty The Scottish Government has identified five principles underpinning its approach to devolved social security: Social security in an investment in the people of Scotland Respect for the dignity of individuals is at the heart of everything…