devolved government

CIH Scotland and the SFHA commissioned the authors to write a short discussion paper that considers the scope and implications of devolving UK-reserved Housing Benefit (HB) to Scotland. The first section outlines the policy context and the second section explores the practicalities, risks and challenges of devolving housing benefit under current constitutional arrangements (that is, with social security treated as a reserved function).

Paper examining the impact of devolution in Scotland on poverty and income inequality for particular groups in Scotland. It outlines how income is distributed across Scotland and aims to make a contribution to debates on what can be done to lessen income inequality.

Report by the Northern Ireland Government on progress towards the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Northern Ireland.

Report by the Welsh Assembly Government on progress towards the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Wales.

Report of a review of the arrangements in place for older people to engage with government at all levels which looks at alternative options for engagement and makes recommendations on these with a view to improving the system.

Paper reporting on the proceedings of a conference on the impact ten years of devolution has had on the problems of poverty and inequality in Scotland. The report records the views of the main speakers and contains the recommendations coming out of the conference.