The Impact of Welfare Reform on Scotland
Monday 21st September, 14:00 – 16:00
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
This is a half-day seminar convened to consider four reports on the impact of welfare reform commissioned by the Scottish Parliament from Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Glasgow.
This is a unique opportunity to examine the evidence on the impact of the welfare reforms to date, and to look ahead to consider the impact of the Westminster Government’s newly announced welfare cuts.
Michael McMahon MSP, Convenor of the Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee, will be among the respondents to this research.
The seminar is free of charge. However, places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. If you or one or more of your colleagues would like to attend, please email your details to Emma Smith at the University of Glasgow: Emma.Smith.firstname.lastname@example.org
We all hope you will be able to come along and participate in the discussion.
The event has been jointly organised by Policy Scotland and the Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre at the University of Glasgow, and the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University.
Chair: Prof Donald Houston, Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre, University of Glasgow
13:30 Registration and tea/coffee
14:00 Welcome & Introductions
Dr Sharon Wright, Policy Scotland Welfare Reform Network, University of Glasgow
14:05 Presentation of reports
commissioned by Scottish Parliament, from Sheffield Hallam University & University of Glasgow – Prof Christina Beatty & Prof Steve Fothergill (Sheffield Hallam)
– The Impact of Welfare Reform on Scotland (April 2013)
– The Local Impact of Welfare Reform (June 2014)
– The Cumulative Impact of Welfare Reform on Households in Scotland (Jan 2015)
– The Impact of Welfare Reform on the Scottish Labour Market (Sept 2015)
– Michael McMahon MSP, Convenor of Welfare Reform Committee, Scottish Parliament
– Lynn Williams, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
– Peter Kelly, Scottish Poverty Alliance
15:30 Questions, debate, discussion
facilitated by Andy Milne, SURF Scotland’s Independent Regeneration Network