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.
This working paper looks at the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on unemployment and the labour market in Glasgow, illustrated with a focus on Universal Credit data.
As is the case for other sectors, the global pandemic will have significant impacts on the third sector. However, it is likely that it will disproportionately affect the third sector, just as the 2010 UK Government austerity measures did. The demand for services is ever greater in a time of need, and at the same…
Useful pieces of new analysis that illustrate the scale of the crisis facing families, specifically new and existing evidence on Universal Credit, as it is one of the key policy interventions for families on low incomes.
As we enter a new phase of the COVID-19 crisis and recovery, evidence from the third sector about priorities and needs is vital as governments and organisations make decisions about areas of focus in the coming months.
Curated links to evidence and briefings offering the best rapid insights into the COVID-19 related issues facing communities today.
Curated links to evidence and briefings with the best rapid insights into the issues facing communities from national membership organisations and advocacy organisations.
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.
Summary and presentations from a Policy Scotland seminar on how academics and partners can influence the developing social security agenda in Scotland and research collaborations can be developed to improve the evidence base for the social security system.