There will be considerable pressure on the next Scottish government to create jobs quickly, and to return to ‘normality’ as fast as possible. But rather than an ‘any jobs’ recovery, creating a fair and sustainable recovery will rely on setting our sights on a ‘good jobs’ recovery. Beyond over-simplified targets for the number of jobs created, or the scale of investment promised. To get it right, plans for recovery must focus on what kind of economic activity is supported, in which places, and for whose benefit. At the heart of this lies fair work.
State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewalThe North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives.
No home left behind: Funding a just transition to clean heat in ScotlandHow can we ensure that investment in clean heating in Scottish homes drives a just transition, sharing costs and benefits fairly?
The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.