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Campaigners call for action by local authorities on poverty
Today (6 April 2017) changes in the benefit system will be implemented which will hurt those living on the lowest incomes. These changes, combined with the freeze in most working age benefits, have led the Poverty Alliance to call for a specific Scottish response to protect people from the worst excesses of the UK Government.
The Poverty Alliance supports Shelter Scotland's call for a new Homelessness Strategy for Scotland.
On the day that the UK Government triggers article 50, the Poverty Alliance calls for solidarity across Europe to beat poverty
New figures reveal more than 1 million people in Scotland live in poverty
The End Child Poverty Campaign in Scotland has welcomed the publication of the new Child Poverty Bill (10 February 2017)
The Poverty Alliance welcomes some progress in the Scottish Government Budget, but calls for more radical action (Feb 2017)
New report from Institute of Fiscal Studies highlights the problem of low pay amongst part-time male employees and growing household inequality
Closing Glasgow jobcentres does nothing to help unemployed people (10.01.17)
Poverty Alliance responds to the Prime Minister's speech on the shared society