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…

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