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Poverty & Inequality Commission Cost of Living Project

In this blog we report on the Commission’s Cost of Living project, outlining the purpose of the project, the groups and organisations the Commission has visited, and the impact the cost of living crisis is having on communities and the organisations that are supporting them. In the video below, you…

Panel Member Artwork, Challenge Poverty Week 2022

During Challenge Poverty Week 2022, we are using our blog and social media to give a platform to members of the Commission’s Experts by Experience Panel who will be sharing their personal views and insights into poverty throughout the week. The Commission’s principles commit us to amplifying the voices of…

Panel Member Blog: Experiences of Employability Support

During Challenge Poverty Week 2022, we are using our blog and social media to give a platform to members of the Commission’s Experts by Experience Panel who will be sharing their personal views and insights into poverty throughout the week. The Commission’s principles commit us to amplifying the voices of…

Panel Member Blog: The Cost of Living Crisis and Increasing Poverty

During Challenge Poverty Week 2022, we are using our blog and social media to give a platform to members of the Commission’s Experts by Experience Panel who will be sharing their personal views and insights into poverty throughout the week. The Commission’s principles commit us to amplifying the voices of…

Urgent action needed to help households weather the cost of living storm

Bill Scott, Chair, Poverty and Inequality Commission The UK is currently facing a cost of living crisis that threatens the health and wellbeing of the population. The crisis needs an emergency response of the same scale and urgency as the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who were already making difficult choices around…

Evidence to light the road towards ending child poverty in Scotland

The Poverty and Inequality Commission has funded the Fraser of Allander Institute in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University to build the evidence base on the effect of a series of social security, employment and housing policies on child poverty. While this initial work does not aim provide a straightforward policy…

The Poverty and Inequality Commission strategic priorities

Written by Bill Scott, Chair Today we are publishing our Strategic Plan, which sets out the vision and priorities that will guide the Commission’s work. When we came together as a Commission for the first time in 2019 none of us imagined the difficult times that Scotland was going…

Involving experts by experience in our work

When we first met as a Commission, we were clear we wanted to place lived experience at the heart of what we do. We all believed that incorporating the unique perspective from people living with poverty would make our work more informed, credible and influential. However, we also discussed how…

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