Tackling multiple disadvantage requires prioritising reason and evidence over the lure of exciting new approaches and the inertia of established ways of working, argues Beth Watts.
The Scottish planning system is soon to undergo reform. Here, Dr Jenny Wood identifies five ways Scottish Government can improve children’s participation in the planning process, and the environments it shapes and manages.
Mark Stephens argues that Scotland’s new system of housing transaction tax should be allowed to bed down, but that as the Parliament’s Finance Committee considers “A Scottish Approach to Taxation” it should consider property taxation in the round.
Glen Bramley discusses the findings of his new Joseph Rowntree Foundation research counting the costs of poverty in the UK.
With the Scottish Parliament elections less than a week away, Mark Stephens discusses the parties’ proposals for reforming local taxation.
Professor Mark Stephens discusses prospects for Council Tax reform in Scotland.
Academics at Scottish universities highlight value of Jospeh Rowntree Foundation's research and policy development in Scotland.
Professor Mark Stephens welcomes today’s report on local tax reform, but warns that it is only the first step on the road to replacing the Council Tax in Scotland.
Research conducted by I-SPHERE and University of Glasgow researchers exploring the 'cost of the cuts' used to highlight impact of budget cuts on local authority services.