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
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
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
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
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
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