The Scottish Government is committed to commencing work in the current Parliament to provide a Minimum Income Guarantee (MIG) for all, incorporating the idea of basic services, such as childcare or the NHS.
What is clear in looking to the months and years ahead budgets will be exceptionally tight and many will fall in real terms.
Two years after the imposition of lockdowns, city leaders are facing the challenge of implementing pandemic recovery strategies that confront the underlying structural issues the experience of CoVid magnified. By Angela Scott, Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council.
This is IPPO’s recent submission regarding the aims and principles of an independent public inquiry into the Scottish Government’s handling of the pandemic. Lead author: Professor Matthew Flinders
Recently the Scottish Government published its consultation on a National Care Service. All of us involved in social care must plan our next steps with care and mutuality – while paying urgent regard to the crisis of the present time. By Donald Macaskill
COVID-19 recovery must deliver for those furthest behind and ignored. The only answer is intersectional policymaking and system change
Positive signs of policy inclusiveness in the early stages of the pandemic are much less evident in the UK’s post-COVID recovery plans
Dis-connected lives? COVID-19’s impact on rural Scottish communities – and what the future may hold for them
Philomena de Lima considers the many ways Scotland’s remote communities have been affected by the pandemic, while offering her own insights of rural life in COVID-19 times
After the past year’s extraordinary ‘experiment’ in online learning, we now have an opportunity to develop this resource so it becomes an integrated, complementary part of our physical school environments. By Paul Downie, a biology teacher at Hyndland Secondary School in Glasgow
Office for National Statistics (05.05.21) An analysis of the proportion of the British adult population experiencing some form of depression in early 2021, by age, sex and other characteristics. Includes comparisons with 2020 and...
IPPO roundtable report: ‘COVID-19 will do to online learning what the first world war did to flying’
The pandemic has presented an extraordinary experiment in remote education for children of all ages. Our latest IPPO roundtable addresses what aspects of online learning should be retained for the future