Who we are

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We will work closely with a range of stakeholder organisations to inform our policy thinking and to ensure we offer robust advice.  

Our meetings

The Commission meets on a bi-monthly basis. It will sometimes meet more frequently, if the work of the Commission requires it. We are committed to being as open and transparent…

Our working groups

The core Poverty and Inequality Commission represents a broad range of experience and knowledge, however in order to provide robust advice it may on occasion be necessary to draft in…


The Commission was established as an Advisory Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) from the 1st of July 2019 through the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017. The Child Poverty Act was amended…

Freedom of information

The Poverty and Inequality Commission is committed to being open and transparent across all of our activities and will proactively share meeting minutes, research and other information on our website….

How we work

The Commission aims to work in a way that is: Solution focused – not just describing the problem About numbers and people – reducing the big numbers in poverty but…

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