As public consultation on #SNIB draws to a close, campaigners advocate fossil-free economy
Friends of the Earth Scotland has urged the public to speak out against ‘business as usual’ and endorse environmental focus from the Scottish National Investment Bank
THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL INVESTMENT BANK (SNIB) should help deliver a “healthy, fair and fossil-free economy,” Friends of the Earth Scotland have argued, calling on the public to endorse such an environmental focus in the last remaining hours of a Scottish Government consultation.
UK welfare policy is pushing Scots into poverty: What can the Scottish Govt do to alleviate the suffering?
Scotland’s social security powers are limited, but experts argue there are actions which could be taken to address food poverty
EXPERTS AND campaigners have pointed to answers within the grasp of the Scottish Government which could help turn the tide on rising poverty figures amid Tory cuts to social security and the roll-out of the widely criticised Universal Credit.
Campaigners push for national investment bank to advance green and equalities agenda
As the consultation closes, a range of organisations have called for Scottish Government to ensure SNIB has progressive policy at its heart
AS THE CONSULTATION ON the Scottish National Investment Bank (Snib) draws to a close, organisations including Engender, Friends of the Earth Scotland, RSPB Scotland, Unison, Common Weal, and Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf) are calling on the Scottish Government to ensure the bank advances a “greener and more equal” Scotland.
Highs and lows for Scottish Government budget according to campaign groups
CommonSpace rounds up reactions to Derek Mackay’s budget from outside the world of party politics
THURSDAY BROUGHT the announcement of the Scottish Government’s tax and spending plans for the next year from Finance Secretary Derek Mackay, and with it a mixed reaction from leading campaign groups and think tanks.