UK Government Red Despatch Boxes

Poverty Alliance says mini budget will do nothing for people who need help the most

Responding to the Chancellor’s mini budget today, Peter Kelly, director of the Poverty Alliance, said: “The new Prime Minister and Chancellor have taken office at a time when the country is being swept up in a rising tide of poverty. In communities across the UK, more and more people are being pushed into impossible decisions … Read more

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Real Living Wage increases to £10.90 in Scotland

REAL LIVING WAGE INCREASES TO £10.90 IN SCOTLAND AS THE COST OF LIVING RISES   A 10.1% increase in real Living Wage, the largest year-on-year rise.  Over 57,000 Living Wage workers at more than 2,800 Living Wage employers in Scotland are set for a pay boost. New rate means full-time Living Wage employees will earn … Read more

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Consultation response: Statutory guidance on school uniforms

Our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on statutory national guidance on school uniforms. The consultation closed in October 2022. Download the response here, or read it in the window below. School-Uniform

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Scottish Human Rights Resources

The more we know about our rights, the more we’re able to use them as way of pushing for positive change in our communities, in our country, and in the world. These resources are designed to help spread that knowledge among anti-poverty campaigners and activists in Scotland. Rights overview Glossary of terms used in Human … Read more

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Help with bills welcomes – but people on low incomes will need more

Commenting on today’s announcement on energy bills by the Prime Minister, Peter Kelly, director of the Poverty Alliance said: “The first duty of government is to protect people from harm. We have been calling for action on energy bills for months, so today’s announcement will be welcomed by millions of people who have been sick … Read more

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Urgent action needed to help households weather the cost-of-living storm

by Bill Scott, Chair, Poverty and Inequality Commission As Poverty Alliance members well know the UK is currently facing a cost of living crisis that threatens the health and wellbeing of the population. The Poverty & Inequality Commission believes that this crisis needs an emergency response of the same scale and urgency as the COVID-19 … Read more

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Important Scottish Government action – but we can do more

Commenting on today’s Scottish Programme for Government, Peter Kelly, director of the Poverty Alliance said: “The First Minister outlined many important measures today. The increase in the value and availability of the Scottish Child Payment will help thousands of households with rising living costs. Rent freezes will help tenants across the country. “But we could … Read more

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