IPPR Scotland



Former Scottish Government advisor calls for more action on social security

Naomi Eisenstadt, former independent advisor on poverty and inequality and trustee of Standard Life Foundation, will today commend the progress made by the Scottish Government on social security but will call on them to do more to put their words into action.

Published 13 November 2019

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