Blog: Kids can’t wait another three years

Community Activist Kerrie Friel discusses the need to fast track the Scottish Government’s new income supplement for families on low incomes. I believe that the people of Scotland are proud that we live in a society founded upon compassion and justice, yet without urgent action, one in three of our children will be swept into … Read more

BLOG: Transport and poverty: making the connection

The right to work, the right to health, the right to education, the right to cultural life, and the right to an adequate standard of living; these are the inalienable rights we all share. Yet too often, the rights of people on low incomes are not fully realised because of unaffordable, unavailable and inaccessible transport … Read more

Poverty Alliance responds to Spring Statement

The Poverty Alliance have responded to today’s Spring Statement from the Chancellor, describing the failure to end the benefits freeze as a missed opportunity to unlock hundreds of thousands of people across the UK from poverty. Despite continued calls from anti-poverty organisations – as well as the Work and Pensions Committee – to end the … Read more

Church leaders, academics and campaigners call for Budget to introduce new income supplement to tackle child poverty

Children’s charities, anti-poverty groups, senior academics and leaders of Scotland’s Churches have called on the Scottish Government to use its budget – due to be published on Wednesday – to urgently deliver a new income supplement for families who are struggling to get by. The calls were made in letters to Derek Mackay MSP, Cabinet … Read more

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