Credit where it’s due?

Martin Taulbut, Public Health Information Manager, NHS Health Scotland discusses Universal Credit, public health and the Scottish labour market.  “You’ve got to support Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms”. That was the argument put in a provocative, after-dinner speech to public health professionals I attended three years ago. So the question is – should we welcome…

Working with the real welfare reform experts

Joanna Spiers The views expressed do not reflect those of Policy Scotland or the University of Glasgow.   I’ve been working at Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector for around 18 months; my job is to coordinate some of the welfare reform activity happening across Glasgow’s Third Sector; to help the sector stay informed about…

9th June – Welfare Reform Network – Welfare Conditionality Social Security in Scotland

Presenting First Wave findings from the ESRC ‘Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change’ project. When: 9 June 2016, 9am – 1pm Where: Laphroaig Theatre, IET Glasgow: Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB Registration: Free at Eventbrite. Programme 9am Arrival with tea/coffees 9.30am Welcome and Introduction Hugh Henry, Former Convenor, Welfare Reform…

Benefit Sanctions and the Rule of Law

Michael Adler, Emeritus Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, writes on benefit sanctions and their place within principles of the Rule of Law. The author is very grateful to David Webster and Colm O’Cinneide for their help. BENEFIT SANCTIONS AND THE RULE OF LAW In this blog, I wish…

A Fast Flowing Stream: Welfare Reform, Decision Making and Appeals

Thursday 11 February 16:00 – 17:15 Boyd Orr Building, Room 407, University of Glasgow Please register via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-fast-flowing-stream-welfare-reform-decision-making-and-appeals-tickets-21113408774   At this Policy Scotland Welfare Reform Network event, Jessica Burns will provide insight into her work as Regional Tribunal Judge in Social Security and Child Support. She will speak about the standard of First-Tier decision…

Social Support and Migration in Scotland Dissemination Event

Our recent Supporting Migrants in Welfare Reform event included data and insights from researchers working on the Social Support and Migration in Scotland (SSAMIS) project. In February, the SSAMIS project will hold two dissemination events (one in Glasgow, one in Aberdeen), at which they will present key themes emerging from their research, combined with opportunities for…