The scale of the challenges faced by people on low incomes in the COVID-19 crisis is becoming clearer This paper updates Universal Credit figures to July 2020 and highlights new areas of concern.
The COVID-19 crisis has led to calls for a temporary UBI. The crisis has highlighted the failings of the UK social security system but is UBI the most effective response?
This working paper looks at the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on unemployment and the labour market in Glasgow, illustrated with a focus on Universal Credit data.
Useful pieces of new analysis that illustrate the scale of the crisis facing families, specifically new and existing evidence on Universal Credit, as it is one of the key policy interventions for families on low incomes.
Curated links to evidence and briefings offering the best rapid insights into the COVID-19 related issues facing communities today.
Policy Scotland and the University of Edinburgh’s Research Support Office hosted Scotland’s Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Areas of Research Interest Workshop in Edinburgh in October 2019.
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.
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.
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.