As the lead investigator on the ‘Overview of Food Aid Provision in Scotland’ study and the ‘Review of the Scottish Welfare Fund’, Dr. Filip Sosenko comments on a recent Westminister enquiry on food poverty.
The Smith Commission has left the Scottish Parliament with no ability to redesign Housing Benefit. Professor Mark Stephens argues that this is a wasted opportunity.
The rising cost of private rents will put the next generation at a much greater risk of poverty, and may result in major increases to Housing Benefit costs.
The new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax in Scotland is a real improvement. However, it will take the much-needed council tax reform to truly test the Scottish Parliament.
Ed Miliband’s proposal to raise £1.2 billion by levying a ‘mansion tax’ on properties worth in excess of £2 million provides no solution to the unresolved issue of property taxation
In this short film, Professor Duncan Maclennan will reflect on the role that housing research can play in mitigating the growth in inequality in many western countries.
Improving the sustainability of cities is a major global challenge for the twenty first century. The MSc in Sustainable Urban Management addresses the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainability.
Colin Jones explains how planners need to shape, rather than fight market forces in order to improve living conditions and achieve social goals.
Chris Leishman reflects on the curious cross-roads of events and economic circumstances which prompted the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s re-evaluation of council tax reforms.
Professor Glen Bramley gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament, Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee. He provided a written note of evidence which is reproduced here.
The UK population, like in many countries, is ageing - with wide consequences for society and the economy. Almost one fifth of elderly households live in social housing. By Professor Colin Jones