Category Archives: Social Protection

Working age welfare benefits, personal taxation, and the labour market: White Paper implications

Scotland’s Future describes an ambitious vision for tax and welfare policy in an independent Scotland. Welfare and taxation policies will be better integrated with education, health and employability initiatives. Benefits will provide a standard of living that allows dignity and … Continue reading

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Why does Scotland spend more on working age disability benefits?

Higher benefit spending in Scotland The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) recently published a paper comparing benefit spending levels in Scotland with those in the rest of Great Britain (rGB). For most benefits, the authors suggested that there are relatively … Continue reading

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