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Policy Papers

THE OPPORTUNITIES OF A GOOD FOOD NATION

The draft Good Food Nation Bill lacks the ambition to transform Scotland’s food sector in…

What Is Care?

Current day thinking on social care is framed by the neoliberal political and economic ideologies…

National Care Service Consultation Response

Common Weal has been doing an extensive amount of work to present an approach and…

HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF The SOCIAL CARE WORKFORCE

This paper starts with an overview of the health, safety and welfare issues and problems…

Scottish Government Proposal for Covid Inquiry

We welcome the Scottish Government’s decision to set up a public inquiry into the Covid…

CHILD CARE OR CARING ABOUT CHILDREN?

Few in politics and in government now dispute the central importance of getting support for…

The Demographics of Independence – 2021 Edition

This paper represents an update to a longitudinal study of attitudes towards independence since 2014.…

21 For 21: The Climate Change Actions Scotland Needs Now

On 9 August 2021 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its long-awaited Sixth…

Empty Promise?

The Promise is the key driver of the Scottish Government’s policy in relation to family…

Care In Your Community

The creation of a “National Care Service” is designed to make it seem as if…

Response to the Adult Care Review

Common Weal published its Manifesto for a National Care Service on 27 January, the week…

Better Than This

The Scottish Election is upon us, but sometimes it feels like the nation’s political debate…
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