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IPPR Scotland

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As Scotland’s progressive think-tank, we work across the full range of devolved areas. Our recent research has included topics such as Scotland’s economy, fiscal analysis, child poverty, an inclusive economy, education, skills, social security and more.

Latest Blogs

Making inclusive growth work for Scotland

Inclusive growth has become an increasingly prominent buzzword in Scotland, gaining prominence among policymakers at all levels of government. Since 2015, it has been central to plans for Scotland’s...

16/03/2022
Blog post Long read Economy Public services Scotland IPPR Scotland

An intersectional approach to poverty and inequality in Scotland

In our report, “ Intersectionality: Revealing the realities of poverty and inequality in Scotland ”, we used an intersectional lens to better understand the nature of poverty and inequality in...

05/10/2021
Blog post Long read Economy Power & politics Scotland IPPR Scotland

The last Scottish Parliament set good ambitions - this one must deliver them

My last face-to-face work meeting before Covid-19 was back in February 2020, a few weeks before the pandemic hit Scotland. Looking back now, the idea of getting the train, going to Glasgow, meeting a...

02/06/2021
Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership Power & politics Scotland IPPR Scotland

When are we going to talk tax in Scotland?

The Covid crisis has affected us all, but it has not done so equally. We must remember that when it comes to paying for the recovery. Regardless of who wins the election in May, it’s likely that...

12/04/2021
Blog post Expert comment Economy Scotland IPPR Scotland

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

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

Our carers deserve to be rewarded - Russell Gunson

This article was first published in The Herald on Tuesday 28th April 2020 The 8pm the ‘clap for carers’ has become a highlight in my house in these dark coronavirus dominated days. The...

29/04/2020
Blog post Expert comment Public services Coronavirus response IPPR Scotland

Making the most of the Scottish Child Payment

When the Scottish Government’s plans to reduce child poverty through a Scottish Child Payment were announced earlier this month, they were warmly welcomed by activists and economists alike. But...

15/07/2019
Blog post Expert comment Economy IPPR Scotland