IPPR Scotland shapes public policy in pursuit of a fairer, greener, more prosperous Scotland.
Through policy, research, and communications, we work to create tangible progressive change, and turn bold ideas into common sense realities. We are cross-party and neutral on the question of Scotland’s independence – but not on the question of Scotland’s future.
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?
Social housing need of the hour amid homelessness crisisAt a time when the social housing waitlist is weighed down with hundreds of thousands of people, the Scottish government has planned to reduce approximately £200 million in investment in social housebuilding. This could be disastrous and…
The test of a civilisation: How does Scotland look after elderly citizens?Scotland has the worst health inequalities in western and central Europe. It does not have to be this way.
Budget to test Scottish government’s progressive credentialsWith the UK government confirming real-terms spending cuts – all to fund tax cuts disproportionately benefiting the richest households – all departments face the risk of a return to austerity.