Energy price hikes will cause ‘stress, anxiety, illness, debt and death’.

Reacting to today’s announcement by Ofgem, Poverty Alliance director Peter Kelly said: “The first moral duty of government is to protect people and provide them with security. The UK Government and Ofgem are failing badly in that duty and acting without any sense of compassion and justice. “This massive price hike is in line with … Read more

Guest blog – Sustrans Scotland offers support for active travel in marginalised communities

Sustrans Scotland has launched a support service to help third sector organisations encourage walking, wheeling and cycling in marginalised communities The benefits of walking and cycling for more everyday journeys are well documented – a 2017 study showed that regularly cycling to work reduced the incidence of cancer by 45% and heart disease by 46%.  However, … Read more

Peter Kelly of the Poverty Alliance, with Nicola Sturgeon at energy summit on 23 August 2022

‘Government and energy companies have a moral duty to act’

    Speaking after today’s energy summit alongside First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Poverty Alliance director Peter Kelly said: “The situation we face is of a magnitude that requires a pandemic-level response. Energy companies, as well as every level of government, have a moral duty to act. Today’s summit was a constructive start, with all those … Read more

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Get Heard! – Media training for activists

10am – 4pm, Saturday 17 Sep 2022 The Wild Olive Tree Café St George’s Tron Church of Scotland 163 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 2JX The Poverty Alliance is offering free communications training to activists who have experience of living on a low income and who want to share their stories in the news media. We … Read more

Energy summit must spark action

The Poverty Alliance has welcomed news that the First Minister will convene an urgent summit with energy supply companies and consumer groups later this month, to discuss how advice and support for people struggling with energy bills can be improved. The move comes after the Poverty Alliance and Energy Action Scotland wrote to the Scottish … Read more

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