Challenge Poverty Week 2019

As part of the EIS’s activity surrounding Challenge Poverty Week 2019 they interviewed Bill Scott, Chair of the Commission find the link here to the short film:


More than 300 organisations have taken part, organising over 400 events across Scotland! Supporters included 15 faith leaders, 20 local authorities, schools, football clubs, businesses, politicians, trade unions, third sector, public sector, think tanks and community activists. An amazing variety of supporters that have added their voices to the Poverty Alliance campaign asking for more radical action to loosen the grip of poverty on people’s lives. For a glimpse of the activities, you can scroll down the Poverty Alliances twitter feed

And if you haven’t seen their campaign animation yet, you can find it here:


Members appointed to the Poverty and Inequality Commission

The new Poverty and Inequality Commission has been established as an advisory non-departmental public body from 1 July 2019. We are pleased to announce that the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, Aileen Campbell, has appointed seven members to the Commission for a three year period. An eighth member will be appointed later this year. They are:

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