Poverty Alliance Conference 2023

Drawing A Line Conference Briefings

The Poverty Alliance Conference 2023 – Drawing A Line – was an opportunity to explore why a Minimum Income Guarantee is needed, looking at key aspects of the current poverty problem in Scotland. We identified priority actions and key campaigning priorities that will take us closer to a Minimum Income Guarantee. We have brought together … Read more

Briefing: The Scottish Budget 2024-2025

Too many people across Scotland, including 250,000 children, are having their life chances restricted by the injustice of preventable poverty. This is completely unjust in a wealthy country like Scotland. The risk of poverty continues to be particularly high for disabled people; single parents, the majority of whom are women; and Black and minority ethnic … Read more

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Briefing: Dying in the margins

This briefing was created for MSPs in advance of a member’s debate on the Dying in the Margins research project by the University of Glasgow and Marie Curie. Terminal illness amplifies existing inequality and poverty. Research from Marie Curie and the University of Loughborough found one in four people die in poverty at the end … Read more

Collette Stevenson MSP holding a Challenge Poverty Week sign.

Scottish Parliament Member’s Debate on Challenge Poverty Week 2023

In advance of a member’s debate on a motion lodged by Colette Stevenson MSP, we sent this briefing to MSPs. It outlines all the policy asks that the Poverty Alliance and its members campaigned on during Challenge Poverty Week 2023. You can read it in the window below, our download it from here.

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In-work poverty in the hospitality sector in Scotland

This policy briefing from the Serving the Future project shares findings and policy implications at the mid-point of a three-year action research project on in-work poverty and the hospitality sector. Key messages from the briefing include: ■ Public services such as childcare, transport and housing need to better factor in the needs of people working … Read more

Research into the hospitality industry: Key themes for businesses

Research into the hospitality industry: Key themes for businesses

This briefing summarises findings across three different streams of research within the Serving the Future project. This research draws on the experiences of businesses and workers from urban and rural areas of Scotland. We welcome reflections on these early findings from businesses, workers, and industry bodies. Read it in the window below, or download it … Read more

Where's the credit?

Where’s the Credit?: Single Parents, Universal Credit and Mental Health

Universal Credit (UC) is harmful to the mental health of claimants and has a particularly detrimental impact on the mental health of lone parents, creating stress, anxiety and financial hardship. This rapid response briefing shares findings from the Changing Realities research programme, which works in partnership with over 100 parents and carers living on a … Read more

Policy Briefing 5: A Scotland where no one goes hungry

We can build a Scotland where no one goes hungry, where everyone has dignified access to good quality, affordable, healthy and sustainable food. Ahead of Challenge Poverty Week, read our briefing below or download it here.

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