Challenging Poverty: Scottish Government 'must do more' with devolved powers
New research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation finds that changing poverty levels are largely the result of UK policies — but the Scottish Government has the power to act
A REPORT published this week by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on ‘Poverty in Scotland 2019’ has called for “more ambition and action” from the Scottish Government to address rising poverty levels.
Stephen McMurray: Psycho-coercion? The use of psychology in the welfare system
Social Researcher Stephen McMurray (@StephenMcMurray) analyses the role of psychology in the UK’s welfare system, finding that increasing use of psychological techniques is connected to the rise in benefit sanctions which has driven poverty and exclusion
Working For Life
Iain Duncan Smith's think tank the Centre for Social Justice, reported to have particular influence on Boris Johnson, announced over the weekend that they have drawn up proposals to increase the UK's state pension age to 75 by 2035.
WATCH: CS Forum - Social Security in the age of AI and Robots
25 July CommonSpace Forum explored universal solutions to the Fourth Industrial Revolution
COMMONSPACE held its monthly forum last week [25 July] on Social Security in the Age of AI and robots.
Watch journalist Eve Livingston, Citizens Basic Income Network Scotland’s Cleo Goodman and enginner & technology writer Craig Berry discuss the issues.
Social Security and technological change - CS special week of coverage 22-26 July
Contribute to our special week of coverage on social security and technological change from 22-26 July by e-mailing email@example.com with your thoughts
PREDICTED Scottish job losses from the new wave of technological change vary from the hundreds of thousands to the millions, but what is not in doubt is the profound economic disruption that is set to come from automation in almost every industry sector.
Michael McEwan: Hopes are high for Social Security Scotland - it needs to deliver
MIchael McEwan, CS columnist and chairperson of his local disability group, says the devolution of social security powers to Scotland is an opportunity for real change that can’t be missed
SCOTLAND now has a newly formed Social Security Agency. The Scottish Act 2016 transferred new social security powers to the Scottish Parliament, allowing Scottish ministers to develop new policies on benefits, which – we all hope – will work to tackle poverty in Scotland.
Analysis: Kids not flights - Scottish Child Payment shows how progressive choices make a difference
The money saved from not going ahead with an air tax cut is about equivalent to the money to be spent on a “game-changer” in tackling child poverty – making progressive choices matters, Ben Wray finds