The final report by the UK2070 Commission into city and regional inequalities in the UK draws on work by Professor Duncan Maclennan, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Glasgow and Policy Scotland associate, and Dr Linda Christie, Research Associate with Policy Scotland.
Review and slides from this event which brought together third sector staff and academics together for a morning of learning and discussion, focused on lessons learned from the field.
Issues of poverty and disadvantage are a policy focus in Scotland but national poverty policies tend not to recognise the extent and specific characteristics of rural poverty. How might policy responses need to change to accommodate the different drivers?
Disability and social insecurity: Exploring the impact of benefit changes on the lives of disabled people
Changes to social security have – in the vast majority of cases – reduced the financial security of disabled people, leaving many in poverty and isolation. New research examines the lived experience of these changes for disabled people in the UK.
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.
Policy Scotland has created a easy-to-access collection of its research and resources focused on tackling child poverty including reports on the Child Poverty Strategy and local contributions to tackling poverty and inequality in Scotland, and analysis of models of scenarios and policies to reduce child poverty.
The Human Rights Research Students’ Conference, A human rights postgraduate researcher community: enhancing knowledge exchange, engagement & employability, presented 15 papers in five panel sessions. Held at the University of Glasgow in November 2017.
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…
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In early November, Glasgow University PhD students Mary Anne MacLeod (Urban Studies) and former Policy Scotland intern, Sarah Hamlin (Scottish Literature) spent time volunteering in refugee camps in Lesbos and Calais respectively. Over this blog series they will be sharing different aspects of their experiences. This first blog post deals with some of the unexpected,…
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Human Rights Act Consultation Kurt Mills Convenor, Glasgow Human Rights Network The government in Westminster announced in May 2015 that it intended to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights. No specific government proposals have been published yet, although the Conservative Party did publish an initial document on ‘Protecting Human…