Know Your Rights Workshops

The Scottish Government has now published its consultation on a new human rights bill which would incorporate four international human rights treaties into Scots Law. Come along to our Know Your Rights Workshop to learn about Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the relationship between poverty and human rights, and how you can use human rights … Read more

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Hospitality in Scotland: Key Issues for the Future of the Sector

The Serving the Future project is funded by The Robertson Trust. It is a partnership between the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute, the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures and the Poverty Alliance. The project works with hospitality employers and related public services, as well as with people in the sector, to identify and … Read more

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Guest blog: Counting the cost: debt, destitution and doing it differently

Emma Jackson,Scotland Director,Christians Against Poverty At the start of this month, I marked five years leading the work of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Scotland. A lot has changed in that time – not least my kids’ accents as we moved from East Belfast to the rural Borders to take on this role! Our team has … Read more

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Briefing: The Child Support Collection (Domestic Abuse) Bill

Achieving financial security and income adequacy for children and young people, alongside their parents and caregivers, is vital to ensure positive outcomes for families. Research shows that family separation can lead to poverty for both parents, but the risk of persistent poverty is greater for single resident parents, around 90% of whom are women. We … Read more

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Guest Blog: Me and the First Minister

Linda Craik, End Poverty Edinburgh Read Linda’s speech here and listen to EPE’s Heather on BBC Radio Scotland Me? Linda? Speak in front of the First Minister and 100 other strangers? Never in a million years…  And yet, in May 2023 at First Minister Humza Yousaf’s Anti-Poverty Summit, that is exactly what happened. As a … Read more

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Child poverty an injustice Scotland has to put right

Click here to read our latest child poverty briefing! Reacting to the Scottish Government’s annual tackling child poverty progress report, Ruth Boyle, Campaigns & Policy Manager at the Poverty Alliance, said: “Far too many of Scotland’s children have their life chances restricted and restrained because of unjust poverty. That’s an injustice that we can … Read more

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Blog: Climate is a poverty issue

David EyreCommunications Officer, Poverty Alliance The Climate Fringe is an important moment for us to think about how Scotland can play our part in the movement to protect us from climate chaos. We believe that tackling poverty and reaching our net zero ambitions should be shared and interlinked priorities. However, we are concerned that the … Read more

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Consultation Response: Draft Energy Strategy and Net Zero Plan

Our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Draft Energy Strategy and Net Zero Plan says that the plans lack detail in too many areas, putting at risk the benefits that could flow to all of us from new energy models – and especially to those on low incomes. Our response demonstrates how solutions … Read more

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Briefing: Ministerial statement on Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan

This is our briefing in advance of a Ministerial statement on progress in the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan. The cost of living crisis is far from over and will continue to have far-reaching implications for families across Scotland. Stubbornly high energy and food costs coupled with a growing debt crisis threatens to undo much … Read more

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