Issues of poverty and disadvantage are a policy focus in Scotland but national poverty policies tend not to recognise the extent and specific characteristics of rural poverty. How might policy responses need to change to accommodate the different drivers?
Disability and social insecurity: Exploring the impact of benefit changes on the lives of disabled people
Changes to social security have – in the vast majority of cases – reduced the financial security of disabled people, leaving many in poverty and isolation. New research examines the lived experience of these changes for disabled people in the UK.
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.
Professor Duncan Maclennan from Policy Scotland has contributed to a new report on housing wealth inequality that has informed the work of the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Commission.
Policy Scotland has created a easy-to-access collection of its research and resources focused on tackling child poverty including reports on the Child Poverty Strategy and local contributions to tackling poverty and inequality in Scotland, and analysis of models of scenarios and policies to reduce child poverty.
This research report was produced for the Poverty and Inequality Commission and identifies the policies and scenarios which appear to offer the biggest gains in reducing child poverty in Scotland.
Catch up with some of the discussions at the Scottish Housing Policy Conference 2019, where the theme was ‘Housing and Inclusive Growth: Revitalising Connections’. Watch video interviews with keynote speaker, Professor Duncan Maclennan; Professor Ken Gibb, Director of CaCHE; and Des McNulty, Deputy Director, Policy Scotland.
The Human Rights Research Students’ Conference, A human rights postgraduate researcher community: enhancing knowledge exchange, engagement & employability, presented 15 papers in five panel sessions. Held at the University of Glasgow in November 2017.
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.