Free Event: Benefit Sanctions, retrospect & prospects

Dr David Webster, University of Glasgow This seminar will present a critical analysis of the UK system of benefit ‘sanctions’. These are financial penalties imposed by officials on claimants of Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and lone parent benefits for alleged ‘failures’ in retaining, looking for or preparing for employment. They currently…

Introducing the Thursday Video

Policy Scotland is excited to announce its new series: the Friday Video! Check out the website every Friday for a brand new bite sized video blog exploring policy in Scotland from new and exciting perspectives. We caught up with some of our best and brightest policy researchers who gave us a quick overview of some of the…

Video: Welfare Reform Network launch event

On 19 February 2015 the Welfare Reform Network held its launch event at the University of Glasgow. Thank you to all who came along and made it such a wonderful start to this Network. The videos are now available to watch either as a playlist or individually. Our sincere thanks to our speakers, Dr David Webster…

Welfare Reform Network

 About the Welfare Reform Network The Policy Scotland Welfare Reform Network was set up in 2015 designed to bring together people interested in welfare reform in Scotland, who may be: experiencing or concerned about welfare reform working with or for those affected by welfare reform working in agencies affected by or delivering welfare reform involved…