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 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.
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.