Publications

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…

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

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