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Briefing: The Fair Fares Review

In our wealthy nation, it is unjust that so many people do not have adequate incomes for a dignified life. Reform to our public transport systems is therefore an integral part of tackling poverty. Accessible, affordable and sustainable public transport has transformative potential. It is a lever to easing the financial pressures on low-income households … Read more

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News: Poverty numbers show urgent need to raise social investment

Download audio from here. Responding to today’s statistics on Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland, Ruth Boyle, Policy & Campaigns Manager at The Poverty Alliance, said: “People in Scotland want a society where we look out for each other and end the injustice of poverty. We can achieve that, but only if we turn those values … Read more

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Guest blog: Cash-first but not ‘cash-only’ when tackling poverty

Graeme Robbie,Senior Development Manager,CFINE Community Food Initiatives North East Clilck here to support find more about Cfine’s work! The reality of deep, pernicious, and increasing poverty in a seemingly rich country like ours is a damning indictment of the socio-economic age we live in. For those of us who try to draw attention to the … Read more

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Guest blog: The link between mental health and personal debt

Sarah-Jayne Dunn,Policy Manager for the Financial Health Team,Citizens Advice Scotland. Clilck here for more information about the Stressed About Debt campaign! The Citizens Advice network across Scotland has launched our latest campaign.  Stressed About Debt? aims to encourage people who are worried and anxious about their bills to seek advice. Over the last few years the … Read more

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Briefing: Parental employment and child poverty

There’s a huge injustice at the heart of Scotland’s labour market. That’s demonstrated by the fact that two-thirds of children in poverty live in working households. Tackling child poverty means tackling parent poverty, and that means building a wellbeing economy where people have access to fair work with decent wages. In our briefing for MSPs … Read more

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Blog: Challenge Poverty Week 2023 was bigger than ever

Alyson Laird, Campaigns Officer, The Poverty Alliance Clilck here to join our Campaigns Mailing List 2023 marked the tenth year of Challenge Poverty Week – our time to come together to call for a just and equal Scotland. There was a flurry of activity over the course of the week and organisations who may have … Read more

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News: Budget give-aways won’t help tackle poverty

Reacting to today’s Spring Budget, Peter Kelly, director of The Poverty Alliance, said: “People want a society based on justice and compassion, where everyone has a solid foundation to build a better life. This Budget doesn’t deliver that. “National Insurance and Capital Gains Tax changes will give away huge amounts of money to the richest … Read more

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Briefing: International Women’s Day 2024

Infographics for #ChallengePoverty Week 2023, created by Engender Scotland. Our briefing for MSPs on International Women’s Day 2024 underlines the fundamental injustices facing women in Scotland when it comes to poverty and low incomes. Poverty in Scotland is gendered. Women are more likely to be living in poverty and find it harder to escape poverty. … Read more

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