Public lecture and Q&A with Michael Russell MSP, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, about the COVID-19, Brexit, and Scottish independence.
Expert advice has been prominent in the COVID-19 crisis but understanding the relationship between experts and policymaking will be of particular importance as we move to the next stage.
Video and full text of Sir Ivan Rogers’ lecture, ‘The Ghost of Christmas yet to come: Looking ahead to the coming year(s) of the Brexit process’, hosted by Policy Scotland at the University of Glasgow on 25 November 2019.
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.
Policy Scotland’s first lunchtime seminar series was led by Dr Claire Bynner, research team leader at Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, speaking on Closing the participation gap: developing the mindsets and skills for participatory governance in Scotland.
A free public lecture by the former Prime Minister Sir John Major was the culmination of the 2019 Conference on Public Service organised by the John Smith Centre at the University of Glasgow.
This guest blog from John H. McKendrick welcomes the Poverty and Inequality Commission’s advice on reducing child poverty and reflects on parts that are specifically relevant to single parent families.
Stephen Sinclair argues that to meet its own ambitious child poverty goals, the Scottish Government must focus public services where they are most needed, and ensure employers play their part.
Evan Williams argues that the success of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill will rely on policy initiatives that explicitly target welfare and housing provision.