As Scotland’s progressive think tank, we develop strategic research, connect robust evidence and ideas into policymaking, hold the government to account on delivery, and by extension make a tangible impact to people's lives in Scotland.
Our independent research is firmly rooted in expertise, evidence and high-quality analysis. We generate evidence-based, practical solutions. Our recent research has included topics such as Scotland’s economy, fiscal analysis, child poverty, an inclusive economy, education, skills, social security and more.
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.
Freezing council tax will make virtually no difference to households in poverty
State of the fair work nationWithout decent pay, secure work, or reliable hours, and without opportunities to progress in work, financial security will be difficult if not impossible to achieve for many.