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The July ‘mini-budget’ – Engineering the economic recovery from COVID-19

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…

Welfare reform in Scotland: Research, policy and the third sector

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.

Free Event: Benefit Sanctions, retrospect & prospects

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…