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Piecing Together the Jigsaw blog 1: The real experience of growing up in poverty

The Common Weal and Edinburgh University project ‘Piecing Together the Jigsaw’ kicks off Wednesday 21 September with a policy lab based on the question ‘how does poverty affect children and young people?’ To inform the discussion, this blog – an extract from education experts Terry Wrigley and John Smyth’s book ‘Living on the Edge’ – looks at the real experience of growing up in poverty

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10 Things about the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2016

Common Weal Policy dissect the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, the first since the election and Brexit

THE Scottish Government’s Programme for Government has been announced and provides a first chance for us to have a look at First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s legislative agenda for the fifth sitting of the Scottish Parliament. There’s plenty to look at - it’s the first programme since the SNP’s 2016 election manifesto and since Brexit – so let’s get on with it.

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GERS 2015/16 debunked

Researcher Dr Craig Dalzell writes on his blog about the much debated Government and Expenditure Revenue Scotland (GERS) 2015/16 report, which has been published today, debunking some of the rhetoric about what the figures really mean. We re-publish here.

O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us. To see oursels as ithers see us! – To a Louse, Robert Burns

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