Challenging Poverty: Scottish Government 'must do more' with devolved powers
New research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation finds that changing poverty levels are largely the result of UK policies — but the Scottish Government has the power to act
A REPORT published this week by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on ‘Poverty in Scotland 2019’ has called for “more ambition and action” from the Scottish Government to address rising poverty levels.
Hilary Long: The shipping container and office block kids
CommonSpace columnist Hilary Long looks at the shocking revelations of a new report by the Children’s Commissioner for England on temporary accommodation
SQUEEZED in after Boris Johnson’s fantasies about a renegotiated Brexit deal as he gallivants around Europe, a news item about a new report on homeless children caught my attention.
Analysis: Kids not flights - Scottish Child Payment shows how progressive choices make a difference
The money saved from not going ahead with an air tax cut is about equivalent to the money to be spent on a “game-changer” in tackling child poverty – making progressive choices matters, Ben Wray finds
Poverty, food deserts and poor transport: 5 ways Scots are denied ‘the Right to Food’
What’s preventing many Scots from accessing food which is available, accessible, adequate and sustainable?
IN A NEW report published today [15 April], the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) argued that the ‘right to food’ should be enforced within Scots Law.
The report provides a detailed account of how many Scots are currently being denied the right to food, defined as food which “must be available, accessible (economically and physically), adequate (satisfying dietary needs, safe and culturally acceptable) and sustainable”.