The fourth and final working paper in the series on Universal Credit in Glasgow and Scotland this paper reports on trends over the COVID period and considers the implications for policy and practice.
Probing the patchwork of welfare services in Scotland: The experience as specialist advisors to a UK parliamentary committee
Dr Hayley Bennett and Dr Sarah Weakley reflect on their work supporting a Parliamentary inquiry and share suggestions for other academics on undertaking this kind of knowledge exchange.
Third working paper that uses publicly available Department for Work and Pensions data on Universal Credit in Glasgow and Scotland to investigate the income crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This event connected the public with the academic evidence and arguments for and against radical policy changes that might solve problems arising from the COVID-19 crisis.
Policy Scotland’s researchers are involved in providing evidence to the UK and the Scottish parliaments on the impact of COVID on the economy and welfare.
The public seminar featured presentations and a panel discussion on how employment and welfare reforms have changed the relationship between workers and the labour market.
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.