People with learning disabilities have much to offer Scotland, yet they often feel left behind. In our latest research project, we analyse the support and opportunities available to adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. Read the full report here.
This update provides a snapshot of new data on the Scottish economy and households based on data released in the last fortnight. Last month we had official confirmation that Scotland was in a recession in the first half of the year and earlier this month we discussed that the recovery from this recession is likely going to be K-shaped with different sectors experiencing varied recovery times.
Labour market data for the second quarter of 2020 indicates that the headline working age employment rate remained remarkably stable during the lockdown. But under the surface there have been significant changes in labour market activity – notably in terms of hours worked – and the pattern of these changes differs substantially across occupations. Employment in low-paid occupations has declined (offset by increased employment in high-paid occupations), whilst employees in low-paid occupations are much more likely to have been furloughed than those in higher paid occupations. This article documents these changes and discusses some implications.
This update provides a snapshot of new data on the Scottish economy and households based on data released in the last fortnight. It has been confirmed that Scotland was in recession in the first half of 2020, and indications for the start of the second half of the year show things improving, but still below pre-Covid baselines in many cases.