IPPR Scotland



Small changes to Scottish Child Payment 'could ease child poverty'

A new report published today has revealed how the Scottish Government's Scottish Child Payment could be improved to better meet the needs of low-income families in Scotland.

Published 3 October 2019

New benefit to tackle child poverty fast-tracked

The Scottish Government has brought forward a new benefit aimed to tackle child poverty by giving extra cash to low-income families.

Published 27 June 2019

Proposed benefit changes needed sooner to protect 50,000 children from poverty

The equivalent of a classroom of children will enter poverty in Scotland every day unless benefit changes proposed by the Scottish Government are introduced sooner, a think-tank has warned.

Published 24 May 2019

New towns needed to reverse ‘market failure’ which caused Scotland's housing crisis, says Ruth Davidson

The development of new towns, a cabinet level post for the housing minister and the creation of a new housing and infrastructure agency are among a raft of ideas to be announced by Ruth Davidson today as she outlines a fresh focus on housing for the Scottish Conservatives.

Published 1 September 2017

Scotland facing £2bn funding gap by 2020, warns think tank

The next Scottish Government faces a funding gap of more than £2 billion each year by 2020, with tax rises alone unlikely to eliminate spending and welfare cuts, a think tank has found.

Published 8 March 2016

UK cuts will leave poorest Scots ’more than £800 a year’ worse off

Spending reductions and benefit cuts imposed by the UK government could make Scotland's poorest families more than £800 a year worse, a think-tank has warned.

Published 15 December 2015

Think-tank IPPR appoints first Scotland director

One of the UK’s leading progressive think-tanks, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), has appointed its first director in Scotland.

Published 27 August 2015