In this report, we propose a roadmap towards shorter working time in Scotland.
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Fair work can provide people with a decent standard of living, a sense of purpose and a means of contributing to society. But for too many people in Scotland, work fails to deliver decent living standards or the security on which to build a good life.
In this paper we trace the emergence of a poorly understood social challenge and one which symbolises Britain’s broken ‘social settlement’: the continued rise in working poverty since the beginning of this century.
The Covid-19 public health crisis has dominated our lives for more than a year. In economic terms, however, the crisis is likely to dominate for many years to come. Once the virus is brought under...
Central to The UK's ambition of achieving net zero is the construction industry. However, the sector is facing large and persistent skills gaps and skills shortages, that may hamper its ability to make good on those ambitions.
From #BuildBackBetter and Black Lives Matter to net zero – 2020 has been characterised by calls for a better and more sustainable future. This paper explores how we can better design public policy to support a rapid and fair transition to net zero and the restoration of nature.
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...
We are entering a period of high unemployment with stifled job creation. The government's response to the unemployment crisis so far relies on a quicker bounce back in economic activity than either the Office for Budget Responsibility or the Bank of England are predicting.
Injuries are the leading cause of preventable death in children and young people. As such, they present a significant cost to individuals, society, and the economy. Although the UK has been a world leader in injury prevention policy, austerity and a lack of strategy have hampered further improvement.
Wales is at the centre of a number of significant disruptions likely to bring long-term changes for its people and economy. Some of these are global in nature, such as automation and technological...