There is a growing awareness of housing wealth inequalities within and between generations and between regions. Our goal is to investigate housing wealth inequalities in Scotland; highlight the impact these have on the lives of Scottish people; and consider potential policy response. We hope to inform policy responses to housing wealth inequalities. This means reviewing the nature and impact of inequalities in Scotland and also examining policy measures that governments in the advanced economies have used to address unfavourable housing wealth outcomes and relating these measures to powers available to the Scottish government and those reserved to Westminster. This work has been commissioned by the Poverty and Inequality Commission and will be jointly delivered with the Resolution Foundation.
Timeline: March 2019 – June 2019