IPPR Scotland

October 2020-August 2022

This project aimed to help shape a social security system in Scotland which acts as a springboard (not just a safety net) for those on low-to-middle incomes. Research was undertaken to build an understanding of poverty and financial insecurity in Scotland, including who is experiencing it, at which life events, and why. Researchers then considered what action could be taken through new powers, looking for solutions that go beyond solely benefits and cash payments, and beyond what the state can do alone.