Publications

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…

Poverty and Inequality Commission Biodiversity Report 2019-20

December 2020 The Poverty and Inequality Commission has published its Biodiversity report for 2019-20. Under the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004, all public bodies in Scotland are under a statutory duty to further the conservation of biodiversity when carrying out their responsibilities. Public bodies are required to report every three…

Guidance for the Poverty and Inequality Commission – Involving Experts by Experience

October 2020 The Poverty and Inequality Commission commissioned Poverty Alliance to co-produce guidance for how experts by experience should be involved in shaping and informing the Commission’s work. This guidance outlines how experts by experience want to be involved in decision making, highlights the importance of creating genuine channels of…

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