This guest blog from John H. McKendrick welcomes the Poverty and Inequality Commission’s advice on reducing child poverty and reflects on parts that are specifically relevant to single parent families.
Stephen Sinclair argues that to meet its own ambitious child poverty goals, the Scottish Government must focus public services where they are most needed, and ensure employers play their part.
Evan Williams argues that the success of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill will rely on policy initiatives that explicitly target welfare and housing provision.
Several reports from Policy Scotland to support the work of the Poverty and Inequality Commission.
Round-up of the Carnegie UK/Policy Scotland workshop on embedding Dignity and Respect in the Scottish Social Security system.
Dr Margaret Craig, GP in Possilpark and Springburn, Glasgow, was consulted by scriptwriter Paul Laverty for the development of ‘I, Daniel Blake’.
Findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.
Speech by Denis Curran at a Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee about foodbank use.
After a century and more when Scotland has been one of the ‘poor relations’ within the UK, it now has a poverty rate which is lower than the national average.
How the experience of poverty impacts on the beliefs and aspirations of the poor, and an ongoing project in Kolkata which is working to raise the aspirations of sex workers.