Exploring experiences of debt and household finance before and during the pandemic, and how the financial impacts of Covid-19 may affect people in different demographic groups and regions
The government should use the ten-point plan to deliver an investment-led economic recovery focused on job-creation, decarbonising the economy, restoring nature, and tackling inequality.
Weathering the winter storm: Strengthening financial security in Scotland through the ongoing Covid-19 crisis
While we are all weathering the storm of Covid-19, we are not all in the same boat. This report outlines how the UK and Scottish governments need to act to protect those at most risk of financial insecurity in Scotland.
This paper makes the case for a “family stimulus” – a much-needed boost to the income of hard-hit families through the social security system and targeted investment in childcare to ensure the continued functioning of the sector.
New research reveals the scale of the job losses under the Chancellor’s new Job Support Scheme and the Job Retention Bonus when the furlough scheme winds up at the end of the month.
Covid-19 has brought financial hardship to millions, with signs of growing problem debt. But like the health impacts of the virus, the economic impact has been unequal across different communities - with ethnic minorities worst affected.
The first in a series of reports on how we can deliver justice in Scotland and rebuild following the Covid-19 crisis.
These days, virtually every action we take produces some form of digital trail. This report sets out what public policy for the data economy should look like, as part of building a fairer, more sustainable economy for the future.
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.
This paper sets out both how working time is organised, and the number of hours we work has changed during the pandemic. We examine the risks and opportunities presented by the coronavirus outbreak for a progressive vision of working time in the UK.