This event connected the public with the academic evidence and arguments for and against radical policy changes that might solve problems arising from the COVID-19 crisis.
Scottish universities must adapt to the end of free tuition for EU students and the economic crisis; offering opportunities for young people to get the skills for the new post -Brexit, post-COVID world.
Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow, and member of the Scottish Government’s Advisory Group on Economic Recovery This Wednesday will see the Chancellor of the Exchequer outline his economic statement. It will set out the measures which the UK Government believes are needed to drive an economic recovery from the economic…
Policy Scotland’s last lunchtime seminar before the summer break focused on research into the aspirations of young Syrian refugees.
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.
About a study that found that welfare sanctions not only create ‘widespread anxiety’ in claimants but saw some people forced to turn to crime to survive after seeing their benefits cut.
Introduction to a research project identifying factors influencing return to work in the over-50s.
Dr David Webster, University of Glasgow This seminar will present a critical analysis of the UK system of benefit ‘sanctions’. These are financial penalties imposed by officials on claimants of Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and lone parent benefits for alleged ‘failures’ in retaining, looking for or preparing for employment. They currently…
Lecture reviewing current low economic growth in the western economies and outliig apotential way forward.
Sayantan Ghosal argues that there is a narrow window to seize the opportunity for change to the current economic order.