recession

This report is the latest in the Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in Scotland series, which has been published every two years since 2002. It is shaped as a response to key developments since the last report was published in 2008. The first of these is the recession, most of which (in terms of the fall in economic activity) occurred in 2008/09. The second is the post-2007 policy framework for poverty in Scotland, in particular Achieving Our Potential.

Report that identifies current practice in five anonymous Scottish local government case studies in their approaches to implementing austerity measures and considers the extent to which they recognise and seek to manage the resulting social risks to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. 

Paper that looks at how the recession is impacting upon disadvantaged communities in Scotland; summarises experience and practical initiatives in two contrasting case study neighbourhoods; explores how communities and partner agencies are responding; and asks what opportunities are presented by the distinct Scottish policy context.

Briefing from a four-year study to provide an independent analysis of the impact on homelessness of recent economic and policy developments in Scotland. Key areas of interest include the homelessness effects of the post 2007 economic recession and the housing
market downturn.

Research report for Action for Children, The Children's Society and NSPCC.

The research set out to:
• measure the number of families with children in Britain who are most vulnerable to adverse economic conditions, using a number of different definitions of ‘vulnerability’; and
• estimate how these families will be affected over the next few years by the changes to tax and benefits, cuts to public services and the on-going effects of the post-2008 economic downturn.

Report that brings together the findings and common themes arising from a series of meetings spanning the extended parliamentary year which ran from 2010 to 2012.

It summarises what the group heard from speakers and guests about the overall impact of the recession (defined as an extended period of economic downturn) on children and young people, the effects on national and local policy, and spending decisions made in response.

Report that outlines the experiences of Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) member organisations. The survey aimed to understand changes experienced by Scottish advocacy organisations over the last three years, and to gauge these organisations’ expectations for the future.

This report draws on some of the emerging findings from an ongoing research programme seeking to examine the interaction between ‘poverty’ and ‘place’ in six relatively deprived neighbourhoods across Britain. Much of the published research and analysis on the economic downturn has focused on its macro-economic impact, in terms of the consequences at the national level on borrowing, public expenditure interest rates, investment and employment levels.