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Why aren’t more people talking about the Scottish Child Payment?

This briefing from UK think tank the David Hume Institute looks at the Scottish Child Payment as a policy innovation. The Scottish Child Payment is a bold policy intervention with cross-party backing targeting child poverty and its long-term consequences. This blog aims to stimulate discussion about this Scottish policy innovation and calls for investment and...

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Understanding Scotland Economy Tracker – August 2023

This report from UK think tank the David Hume Institute looks at the economic outlook for Scots. The most recent data from the David Hume Institute and Diffley Partnership’s regular economy tracker reveals a mixed picture of public opinion on the economy. Research shows extreme cost-saving behaviours in how Scots shop, eat and live are...

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Understanding Scotland Economy Tracker – May 2023

This report from UK think tank the David Hume Institute looks at the economic outlook for Scots. The most recent data from the David Hume Institute and Diffley Partnership’s regular economy tracker reveals a mixed picture of public opinion on the economy. The economic outlook from Scots remains bleak with 62% thinking that general economic...

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Is trust an undervalued ingredient of a thriving economy?

This report from UK think tank the David Hume Institute looks at the role that trust can play in strengthening the economy. Labour market disputes, concerns about public contracts and declining trust in government and institutions have risen up the news agenda in recent times.  All of these things impact on our economy but the...

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Scotland’s Land Information System – what is it and why does it matter?

This report from UK think tank the David Hume Institute looks at what Scotland's Land Information System is and why it matters. A new report, written by land reform expert Andy Wightman, commissioned jointly by the David Hume Institute and Built Environment Forum Scotland, says the lack of a fully functioning land and building information...

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