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September 2016
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Welcome

It's been quite a summer following publication of the first wave findings from our ongoing research. Lots of you caught our launch events but if you missed them there's still time to catch up! We're also continuing our series of guest blogs and don't forget you can leave comments on our website. For really up-to-the-minute news, follow us on twitter @WelCond. Get in touch by email.

Features on our work  The Big Issue North's investigation on in-work conditionality featured our research findings. And the Daily Record in Scotland ran a news story about our briefing to MSPs in Edinburgh.
Bank account conditionality  Practical problems for those without bank accounts can lead to people going without money for days, finds guest blogger Laura Welti. Read more
Our findings launch This summer we held a series of events with partners JRF, Policy Scotland, MRC Salford and MRC York to launch and debate our first wave research findings. A huge thankyou to everyone who took part. Here's the story told as it happened via Twitter.
The findings papers covered our nine policy areas, plus an overview and and a summary of our Scottish social security findings.
Watch out for a debate in the Scottish Parliament concerning our first wave findings. The motion to the parliament was lodged by MSP Sandra White following our briefing to MSPs this month.
Attending to employment demand  PhD researcher Coralie Neave-Coleshaw argued in a guest blog that too much attention is paid to the supply side in employment. She considered a recent UN report on UK welfare.
Brexit questions The UK's exit from the European Union has never been far from the headlines recently. Our guest blogger Jed Meers considered potential issues about conditionality and the European Social Fund. Read more
Easing the effects of sanctions  How can the effects of sanctions be ameliorated? asked Michael Adler from Edinburgh University in a guest blog. Michael puts forward a series of practical ideas to ease hardship.
Our ongoing research  A massive thank you to the hundreds of welfare service users who have agreed to take part in our repeat interviews. We're starting the third and final wave of our research now. If you've changed your address or phone number, please let us know.
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