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.
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.
The role of business in supporting the delivery of inclusive growth was the focus for the second meeting of the Regional Inclusive Growth Research Network.
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.
Two new publications from Policy Scotland’s Director Chris Chapman focus on the role of research and researchers in changing education systems to improve equity and opportunity for learners.
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.