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The 100,000 challenge

100,000 new opportunities needed in Scotland to head off threat of highest youth unemployment levels since records began As Scotland’s schools begin to return following the Covid-19 lockdown...

27/08/2020
Blog post Long read Jobs & skills IPPR Scotland Coronavirus response

The hidden cost of Covid-19 on the NHS - and how to ‘build back better’

The pandemic has had many hidden costs to non-Covid patients, many of whom faced care being withdrawn. Among those affected are cancer patients. The overall effect has been to set back cancer outcomes by several years, this new research reveals.

16/08/2020
Blog post Public services Coronavirus response Better Health and Care IPPR

Covid-19 and the case for a digital commons

The pandemic has led to major changes in how we work and live. Most striking is the accelerating growth of the data economy and its dominant digital giants. We must bring our data under local, democratic control.

06/08/2020
Blog post Devolution & local leadership Economy Automation Business Science & technology Metro mayors Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR

Care after Coronavirus: An emerging consensus

When the coronavirus crisis first hit the UK, the greatest fear was that it would overwhelm the NHS. Ministers and clinicians had seen the catastrophic impact overseas – in first-rate health care...

22/05/2020
Blog post Public services Better Health and Care IPPR

Covid-19: How are families with children faring so far?

The Covid-19 crisis is like nothing we’ve seen for over 100 years. What started as a health crisis has now turned into an economic crisis. This blog is part of a series of outputs through our...

14/05/2020
Blog post Long read Families Scotland IPPR Scotland

Covid-19: What’s the outlook for Scotland’s workforce?

We know the health, social and economic crisis will affect us all, but we also know it won’t affect us all equally. This blog marks the start of a series of outputs through our Rethinking Social Security in Scotland programme, as we attempt to look at what Covid-19 means for financial security in Scotland.

06/05/2020
Blog post Long read Jobs & skills Public services Scotland Coronavirus response IPPR Scotland