Publications

The Poverty and Inequality Commission Annual Report 2019-2020

June 2020 The Poverty and Inequality Commission has published its Annual Report for 2019-2020. The Annual Report covers the period from 1 July 2019, when the Commission was established, until 31 March 2020 and outlines the wide range of work that the Commission has undertaken in its first nine months.…

Local action to tackle food insecurity during the coronavirus crisis

June 2020 The Poverty and Inequality Commission have followed up on their previous briefing on food insecurity during the coronavirus crisis. The Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit (SPIRU) carried out a survey of community organisations across Scotland and commissioners visited community projects speaking to workers and volunteers. The findings…

Covid-19 Food Insecurity Briefing

April 2020 The Poverty and Inequality Commission has published a briefing in response to evidence of a rise in food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The briefing welcomes all that has been done so far by the Scottish Government, local authorities and the Third Sector to put in place…

Letter to Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government on the Fairer Scotland Action Plan, Shifting the Curve and Life Chances of Young People Progress Report

February 2020 The Poverty and Inequality Commission have written to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government on measuring progress in tackling poverty and inequality and scrutiny of the Fairer Scotland Action Plan, Shifting the Curve and Life Chances of Young People Progress Report. Download: Letter to the Cabinet

Poverty and Inequality Commission Work Plan November 2019 – June 2020

December 2019 The Poverty and Inequality Commission has published its work plan setting out the work it plans to do from November 2019 – June 2020. It covers the three things the Commission is set up to do: advice, scrutiny and advocacy. The Commission plans to publish a two year…

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