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Francis Stuart

Research and Policy Adviser for UK Poverty in Oxfam Scotland

Francis is Research and Policy Advisor for Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme in Scotland. Most recently he has been leading a research study with low paid workers on what makes for 'decent work'. Francis also works closely with colleagues at the University of West of Scotland as part of the UWS-Oxfam partnership. Prior to joining Oxfam, Francis worked as a Policy Officer for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and as a Parliamentary Officer for Friends of the Earth Scotland. He is a board member of Falkland Estate Trust.

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Decent Work requires a real Living Wage

This blog first appeared as a guest blog on ...

The Community Empowerment Bill - glass half full or glass half empty?

Ahead of a Scottish Parliament debate on the Community Empowerment Bill stage 1 report, Oxfam Scotland's Policy  and  Research  Adviser Francis Stuart takes a closer look at how...

New Report Highlights Benefits of Cooperatives

Oxfam's Even it Up report highlighted the extreme levels of economic inequality that are undermining poverty reduction, corrupting politics and hindering economic growth around the world.  ...

Rising inequality - and what we can do about it

Oxfam recently revealed that the five richest families in the UK are wealthier than the bottom 20% of the entire population. That's just five households with more money than 12.6 million people...

Is the Community Empowerment Bill 'Humankind'?

How do we judge whether new policy proposals would improve Scotland's 'prosperity'? ...