The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study

The aim of the study is to explore the impact of on-going welfare changes on a range of households in Scotland over time. This report provides a review of the literature and presents the results of the first sweep of interviews which took place from September 2013 to January 2014.


The research team would like to thank all the participants who gave generously of their time to participate in and make this research study possible and to the many agencies who assisted us in identifying participants.

We would also like to thank staff at the Scottish Government and members of the Research Advisory Group (RAG) for their support and guidance:

Ade Kearns, Glasgow University

Alison Stout, Scottish Government

Andrew McGuire, Improvement Service

Anthony Glendinning, University of Aberdeen

Bill Scott, Inclusion Scotland

Franca MacLeod, Scottish Government

Gerry McCartney, NHS Health Scotland

Isabell Donnelly, Scottish Government

Maggie Kelly, Poverty Alliance

Marion Davies, One Parent Families Scotland


Email: Franca MacLeod

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