Subject: poverty in the uk

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Our Response to the Programme for Government

By Ryan Mcquigg, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Oxfam Scotland It's been another busy week in Scottish politics. With a new First Minister...

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.  ...

World Food Day

Today is designated World Food Day by the United Nations. It's a time to recognise that despite living in a world that produces enough food for everyone, 1 in 8 people still go to bed hungry. ...

Our Commonwealth of Food - Nourish Conference 2014

Guest blog by Pete Ritchie, Executive Director of Nourish Scotland ...

We care about inequality. Do you?

Oxfam Scotland is challenging politicians on both sides of the debate on Scottish independence to say how they believe we should tackle inequality. Whatever the outcome, we know we need action. ...

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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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