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March 22nd

Scotland's Fiscal Framework does not satisfy Smith's 'Taxpayer fairness' principle

A new report published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and funded by the Foundation finds that the agreement on how to adjust the Scottish Government's block grant in response to greater devolution satisfies the Smith Commission's principle that there should be 'no detriment [simply] from the decision to devolve' a power, but it does not satisfy the Commission's 'taxpayer fairness' principle, which the UK governme

March 9th

Children born prematurely are disadvantaged at school and into adulthood but delaying school entry may not be the answer

Children born before 34 weeks gestation have poorer reading and maths skills than those born at full term, and the difficulties they experience at school continue to have effects into adulthood: by the age of 42, adults who were born prematurely have lower incomes and are less likely to own their own home than those born at full term.

March 8th

Data sharing consultation event

The UK Government has recently announced new proposals on data sharing within government. This consultation event is to help users of official statistics to understand more about the proposed data sharing legislation and to consider their own responses to the consultation. The event will take the form of two panels of speakers, followed by Q&A and discussion.

Thursday 17 March 2016, 10:00am - 12:00pm