Subject: poverty in the uk

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Unacceptable numbers of people living in poverty highlighted in new Scottish Government report

The Scottish Government's "Poverty and Income Inequality" report, out today, reveals that the economic recovery is not making enough of a difference to the poorest, many of...

Big rise in UK food poverty sees more than 20m meals given out in last year

Scottish Food bank provider warns against food banks becoming "new norm" ...

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Politicians must stop playing business as usual with new GDP figures

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Oxfam backs call for public inquiry into food banks

Oxfam is backing calls for a public inquiry into the massive rise in the numbers of people relying on food banks. Figures published today by the Trussell Trust, show that more than 350,000...

A better Scotland? There's an app for that.

A brand new web application is being launched today to help people decide whether new policy ideas actually make for a better Scotland. The app is based on Oxfam Scotland's Humankind...

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Oxfam Scotland celebrates 50th anniversary

Oxfam Scotland is celebrating its 50th anniversary today by erecting a 'refugee camp' in the heart of Glasgow to highlight the plight of Syrian refugees.  Show you Love...

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Help us build Our Economy!

Scotland has a problem. It's the economy. At the moment the wealthiest households in Scotland are 273 times richer than the poorest. There are 8 people on unemployment...

Oxfam publishes major new Our Economy report

A new Oxfam Scotland report says that instead of tackling inequality and poverty in Scotland, the existing economic model is making them worse and needs to change. Our Economy: Towards a New...

Oxfam calls for inquiry as more than half a million need food aid

Britain faces a hidden scandal where thousands of people cannot feed themselves or their families, according to a hard hitting report from Oxfam and Church Action on Poverty.  The two...

Poverty Commissioner would fight for fair future

In a Platform piece for The Scotsman, Head of Oxfam Scotland Judith Robertson argues for a Scottish Poverty Commissioner. Poverty is a creation of society and - if we work together and have...

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