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  • IPPR - Working wonders: The role of employability in tackling poverty

    Created: 11/04/2024
    News/Events Category: Employability

    Working wonders: The role of employability in tackling poverty is a report from the Institute for Public Policy Research, which details the scale and impact of the Scottish Government's continuing strategy for developing employability to tackle child poverty.

    From the report:

    "The scale of the prize on offer from boosting employment outcomes is immense. For example, simply ensuring everyone already in work is paid the living wage would lift around 70,000 people out of poverty. Going further and bringing all people out of work into either part-time or full-time work would lift 90,000 and 110,000 people, respectively, out of poverty. And as well as being good for people, increasing positive employment outcomes is also good for the economy – our scenarios would see a combination of higher tax revenue and lower social security payments of up to over £2 billion a year..." 

    The report sets out the case for full devolution of employability support to the Scottish Government.

    Read more here.


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