Sanctions in Scotland: Evidence, policy in practice and impacts Thursday 19th February 2015 This event explores the practice of benefit sanctioning in Scotland. Benefit sanctions have risen dramatically in recent years and there is a great deal of concern over how sanctions are used and how they affect people subject to them. This event presents…
A report exploring the challenges facing the Scottish social housing sector, the external risks they face and the ways in which organisations are trying to embed resilience both in terms of individuals and as organisations.
Scottish Risk and Resilience Study of Housing Organisations asks: ‘What is 21st century social housing for’?
A report in partnership with the Wheatley Group, which found that non-market housing, primarily housing associations and council providers, are a bulwark against poverty, provide shelter and often playing leading community anchor roles.
About Policy Scotland’s submission to Lord Smith, focused on a number of areas where more information and more thought is needed on the implications of changing tax raising and transferring welfare powers.
Speech by Denis Curran at a Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee about foodbank use.
A new research project by the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network focuses on ‘Experiences of Social Security and Prospects for Long Term Settlement amongst Migrants from Central Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union’.
Research into the first five months of the implementation of the Social Rented Sector Size Criterion underoccupation penalty, popularly known as the ‘Bedroom Tax’, suggested ministers may have significantly overestimated the savings it is likely to generate. The analysis – which ran real data collected by four housing associations since April through a model used in…
Lecture to explain in clear and simple terms, what the welfare state is, how it works, and why it matters.
Talk by Martin McKee on how the intellectual underpinnings of austerity have now been demolished and the case for investing to achieve growth.
Report of meeting with UN housing rapporteur, Professor Raquel Rolnik (University of Sao Paolo,) is carrying out a ‘mission’ to review housing in the UK.