Shaping Futures: Housing Policies for the 21st Century

The talks from Shaping Futures: Housing Policies for the 21st Century seminar on 8 December 2015 with Duncan MacLennan and Michael Lennon are now available to view online. You can watch the lectures below and download the presentations. Shaping Future Housing Policy: A New Political Economy By Duncan MacLennan, University of Glasgow Download the presentation:…

Council tax reform is long overdue – so how do we do it?

By Kenneth Gibb, Policy Scotland, Professor of Housing Economics at University of Glasgow. When the council tax was first introduced in 1993, it was viewed as a politically clever fix after the catastrophe of the poll tax. It combined the palatable parts of a tax on property with personal discounts and limited exemptions for certain…

Urban Land Reform in Scotland

New Briefing Paper: response to Scottish Government Report to Sounding Board In May 2014, the Land Reform Review Group submitted its final report to the Scottish Government. The First Minister announced in November 2014 that the Government would consequently bring forward a Land Reform Bill, which was published in June 2015 and is currently under…

Video: Policy Reunion – community planning partnerships

You can view footage below from the Policy Reunion Event held on 24 March 2015 on community planning partnerships. At this event Policy Scotland Director, Ken Gibb, chaired a panel focused on the emergence and evolution of Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs), a cornerstone of Public Service Reforms in Scotland. The panelists were: Rory Mair, Chief…