Progressive think tank IPPR Scotland has revealed that 4 in 5 Scots (79%) would support a minimum income guarantee. A minimum income guarantee is a safety net to ensure nobody falls below a minimum acceptable standard of living.
Scottish women working in the technology industry are willing to accept an average minimum salary that is almost £20,000 less than males, according to new research conducted by careers marketplace Haystack. The research comes days after a damning report was published by think tank IPPR Scotlan
New polling, published in an IPPR Scotland report released today, has revealed that people in Scotland are overwhelmingly supportive of the introduction of a four-day working week. In addition, the report finds that a shorter working week - in which workers’ hours are reduced without losing ou
IPPR Scotland, Scotland’s progressive think tank has called for significant changes to council tax, in new research published today. The report finds that council tax is not currently working, and shows that it doesn’t raise enough money - Scotland would have £600 million more to s
Scotland’s political parties should commit to introducing a ‘Social Renewal Supplement’ to help to rebuild a Scotland fairer than the one that went into the COVID-crisis, according to IPPR Scotland. With the Holyrood elections just 52 days away, researchers at the think tank have w
With the significant powers devolved to the Scottish Parliament in recent years and the prospect of huge decisions following COVID-19, Scotland needs a strengthened ‘policy ecosystem’ to ensure its decisions are based on the best evidence and ideas, according to research published today
In yesterday's summer economic statement, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a number of measures aimed at supporting the UK economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, such measures include a temporary 5% VAT cut for the food and hospitality industry. The cut marks a significant reduction from t
The government must introduce a new ‘jobs guarantee fund’ and expand apprenticeship, college and university places to protect the ‘COVID class of 2020’, according to research published today by IPPR Scotland.