There has been a growing debate about how the benefits system may be affected if Scotland becomes independent. This briefing note aims to describe the patterns of benefit expenditure in Scotland and set out a number of issues for the future.
This Note examines what happened to HE participation overall and at highstatus institutions following the increase in tuition fees (and accompanying changes to student support and other policies designed to 'widen' participation) that occurred in 2006-07.
Parallels are increasingly being drawn between current economic circumstances and those of the 1970s. In this Briefing Note we take the opportunity to reflect on a few of the ways in which economic life has changed since the Silver Jubilee year.
This research, funded by the NAPF with co-funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, looks at the existing levels of saving in defined contribution (DC) pensions on the eve of auto-enrolment.