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Reaction to release of the Scottish Government's 'Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2014/15' report

Reacting to release of the Scottish Government's "Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2013/14" report - the latest official figures on poverty in Scotland - Jamie Livingstone,...

Oxfam Scotland Welcomes Appointment of Poverty Adviser

Responding to the appointment of Naomi Eisenstadt as an independent adviser on poverty and inequality to the First Minister, Head of Oxfam Scotland, Jamie Livingstone said: ...

Oxfam Scotland reaction to Scottish Government's launch of "Creating a Fairer Scotland" discussion

Reacting to the Scottish Government's launch of a national discussion on 'Creating a fairer Scotland', Jamie Livingstone, Head of Oxfam Scotland, said: ...

Charities welcome changes to Empowerment Bill

Major charities have welcomed changes to the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill which improve the legislation in a number of important respects since the Bill was first introduced. ...

Total raised for DEC Nepal Earthquake in Scotland reaches £4 million. £47 million donated across UK

Scots have donated £4 million to the DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal since it launched last week. £47 million has now been raised in the UK as a whole, helping aid agencies to reach an estimated 310,000...

DEC Nepal Earthquake appeal raises more than £1.6 million in Scotland. Over £19 million raised across UK.

The Scottish public has donated over £1.6 million to the DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal, a day after it was launched. This figure does not include the £250,000 donation announced by the Scottish...

DEC announces Nepal Earthquake Appeal in Scotland. First Minister announces £250,000 Scottish Government donation

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in Scotland has today announced its appeal to help survivors of the devastating Nepal earthquake.   ...

Oxfam Scotland response to Trussell Trust report on increase in people using foodbanks

In response to figures from the Trussell Trust, out last week, which show that the number of foodbank users in the UK has topped 1 million, 117,689 of those in Scotland, Jamie Livingstone, Head of...

The world must take big steps forward to make poverty history

Almost ten years after the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, the world must take big steps forward to make poverty history. Too many countries are set to break their promises to make poverty history,...

Musician Emeli Sande joins the battle against inequality

Award winning Scottish musician and songwriter, Emeli Sande, visited Oxfam programmes in Zambia to raise awareness of how inequality affects the lives of people there. ...

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