The scale of the challenges faced by people on low incomes in the COVID-19 crisis is becoming clearer This paper updates Universal Credit figures to July 2020 and highlights new areas of concern.
Clara Pirie describes her internship with Policy Scotland in spring and summer 2020, working with Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland.
The case for a policy reset oriented around inclusive growth is compelling and provides the basis for “building back better”.
BAME men experienced a much greater deterioration in their mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown than their white British counterparts, but ethnicity had no impact on women’s declining mental health, a new study suggests.
Evidence for how the pandemic has affected the South of Scotland and for the region’s economic prospects as the country emerges from the initial response phase into the potential recovery phase.
As regular school inspections have stopped in many countries, and its not ‘business as usual’, this paper asks should we ‘inspect’ schools, and if so, for what purpose?
Why we need a developing participatory research agenda for the community economy and societal resilience given ongoing and emerging social and ecological crises – inequalities, climate change, democratic deficits and pandemic(s).
How leaders of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations are planning in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and a very insecure future.
Policy Scotland has been supporting national and local decision-making regarding the re-opening of school education in Scotland.
New evidence on two issues of continuing relevance in the coming months: food insecurity and the challenges of learning loss amongst children from low income families.