Publications

Advice on the Scottish Government’s Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2022-2026

January 2022 The Poverty and Inequality Commission has published its advice to the Scottish Government on its Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2022-26. The report tells Scottish Government that they will have to use all levers available to it to end child poverty and the actions that should be included in…

Good jobs in Scotland

January 2022 Learning and Work Institute were commissioned to review the evidence and provide advice and recommendations on how the Scottish Government can support the creation of more ‘good jobs’ that reduce child poverty. This was done to inform the Commission’s advice to the Scottish Government for its next Child…

Letter to the UK Government Home Secretary on the Aspen card scheme

June 2021 The Poverty and Inequality Commission has written to the UK Government Home Secretary, Priti Patel MP, about the Aspen debit card provided to people seeking asylum. An apparently mishandled transfer between providers of the card has left people seeking asylum with no means to feed or provide for…

Intersectionality: Revealing the realities of poverty and inequality in Scotland

May 2021 Experience of poverty cannot be disentangled from other inequalities that shape society in Scotland. In this report, which provides recommendations for the Poverty and Inequality Commission, Rachel Statham Senior Fellow at IPPR Scotland has reviewed existing research and policy in Scotland as it relates to intersectionality and inequalities.…

The Addressing Low Income Policy Circle report to the Social Renewal Advisory Board

February 2021 The Poverty and Inequality Commission was asked by Scottish Government to form the Addressing Low Income Policy Circle to develop proposals and recommendations to tackle and reduce poverty in Scotland for consideration by the Social Renewal Advisory Board and following this by Scottish Ministers. The Addressing Low Income…

Poverty and Inequality Commission Strategic Plan 2020-2023

February 2021 The Poverty and Inequality Commission has published its Strategic Plan which sets out the vision and priorities that will guide the Commission’s work up until 2023. The five priorities in the Strategic Plan describe what the Commission will focus on in advising, supporting and challenging partners to embed…

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