David Thomson: New bill could be to period poverty what the baby box was to infant mortality
David Thomson explains why efforts to provide a universal solution to period poverty in Scotland deserve support
UNTIL very recently, I had not discussed some of the issues surrounding women’s period with friends and family.
Even in the workplace, I had not had discussions with my female colleagues about their period, and I work for a private healthcare insurance company.
Extinction Rebellion Scotland protest MSPs' fossil fuel-linked pensions
Extinction Rebellion activists launched an early morning protest at the offices of Baillie Gifford in Edinburgh
- Activists barricade investment firm who manage £80mn Holyrood pension fund
- MSPs investment in Shell increased from £360,000 to £430,000 in 2019
OFFICES OF THE INVESTMENT FIRM responsible for MSP’s pension fund have been barricaded by Extinction Rebellion activists over links to the fossil fuel industry.
Report: Over £1.4 billion spent by Scottish Government on support for low-income households
While opposition parties called on the Scottish Government to be bolder on tackling poverty, Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell reiterated that over £100 million has been spent mitigating UK Government welfare policies