Better Future - 2022 Poverty Alliance Conference & AGM

Scotland can build a future free from poverty

Activists from across the country are meeting in Glasgow today at the Poverty Alliance annual conference to discuss how best to help people through the current costs crisis, and build a better Scotland free from poverty. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP will give the opening address, outlining her vision for how the Scottish Government will … Read more

UK Government Red Despatch Boxes

Autumn statement will cause fear for the future

Reacting to today’s Autumn Statement, Poverty Alliance director Peter Kelly said: “People want a society that’s built on the values of justice and compassion. Today’s Autumn Statement could have done much more to create that kind of economy. Despite the welcome news that social security benefits will increase in line with inflation in April next … Read more

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Cost-of-living crisis increasing hardship for women living on low incomes in Scotland

A new report has found shocking evidence that women in Scotland are suffering increasing hardship, destitution, and food insecurity due to lack of support during the cost-of-living crisis. In research conducted in partnership, the Poverty Alliance and the Scottish Women’s Budget Group (SWBG) found that women are experiencing increasing financial hardship and are at risk … Read more

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“It’s hard work being poor” – Women’s Experiences of the Cost-of-Living Crisis in Scotland

This report by the Poverty Alliance and the Scottish Women’s Budget Group shares the experiences of women in Scotland on low incomes affected by the cost-of-living crisis. Through interviews and journals, a diverse group of women on low incomes shared deepening experiences of poverty and hardship including hunger and being cold. Alongside this, some women … Read more

Scottish Parliament MSP Offices

Scottish Govt cuts will affect those on low incomes – but spotlight now on Westminster

Listen to our Policy & Parliamentary Officer Ashley McLean being interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland about the Emergency Budget Review statement on 3 Nov.  Reacting to today’s statement by the Deputy First Minister, Poverty Alliance Director Peter Kelly said: “The Scottish Government’s Emergency Budget Review highlights the challenges faced in public spending at this time. … Read more

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Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

This briefing was created for the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee Chamber debate on its report Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Low Income and the Debt Trap.  

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