A decent minimum wage must be accompanied by real reform of our labour market

April 7, 2021

By Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress

The Carnegie UK Trust’s Future of the Minimum Wage project explores how an increased minimum wage can be delivered as part of a wider labour market strategy that promotes good work and tack...

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Future paths of the minimum wage: a small business perspective

April 1, 2021

by Emelia Quist, Senior Policy Manager at the Federation of Small Businesses

The Carnegie UK Trust’s Future of the Minimum Wage project explores how an increased minimum wage can be delivered as part of a wider labour market strategy that promotes good work and tack...

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Increased online safety for people involved in the democratic process in the UK

March 24, 2021

by William Perrin, Trustee, Carnegie UK Trust and Professor Lorna Woods, Professor of Internet Law, University of Essex

Pragmatic, simple steps by regulators and social media platforms can improve the safety of those involved in elections in the United Kingdom and support the electoral process itself.  Building on the...

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The Time is Right for a Children’s Wellbeing Budget

March 23, 2021

By Jackie Brock, Chief Executive, Children in Scotland, Sophie Flemig, Chief Executive, Cattanach and Jennifer Wallace, Head of Policy, Carnegie UK Trust

In so many ways, Scotland is a wonderful place to grow up. In a global context we have free education and health care, access to an environment noted around the world for its beauty, and a society tha...

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Safer Internet Day 2021, where have we got to?

February 9, 2021

by Maeve Walsh, Carnegie Associate

“Online harms regulation is long overdue,” I wrote this time last year as we waited for the UK Government’s response to the Online Harms White Paper and anticipated the progress of Lord McNal...

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Freedom of Expression, Speech Rights & Modern Regulation

January 29, 2021

By William Perrin, Trustee, Carnegie UK Trust, Professor Lorna Woods, University of Essex and Maeve Walsh, Carnegie Associate

A number of social networks and web services banned President Trump from their services suggesting that there was a risk of further incitement to violence.  Twitter was first to act , followed ...

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Community Ownership, Recovery and Empowerment

January 29, 2021

By Pippa Coutts, Policy and Development Manager, Carnegie UK Trust

“ Sustainable Change requires a focus on land, law and power”, Carey Doyle Community Land Scotland. I was lucky enough to chair a panel discussion on Community Ownership and Towns this week...

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Local Innovations to solve the problems that matter

January 27, 2021

by Pippa Coutts, Policy and Development Manager, Carnegie UK Trust

The COVID-19 pandemic, with its many challenges has tested our ability to innovate. Many of us associate the idea of innovation with bright, new objects or processes, and this could include the game-c...

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Introducing GDWe: an alternative measure of social progress

January 25, 2021

by Jennifer Wallace, Hannah Ormston & Ben Thurman, Carnegie UK Trust

The pandemic has brought about many changes to our lives, but one of the less remarked upon elements has been the sudden interest in statistics from the population. Many people, ourselves included, tu...

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What’s next for wellbeing? The journey to Carnegie UK’s new strategy

January 25, 2021

by Sarah Davidson, CEO, Carnegie UK Trust

“… by such means as the Trustees may from time to time select as the best fitted from age to age, remembering that new needs are constantly arising ”, or “how to solve a problem like improvin...

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