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Oxfam Scotland backs bedroom tax petition

Oxfam Scotland is backing a change in the law that will help tenants affected by the controversial cuts to housing benefit stay in their homes in Scotland. The charity, which works with partners...

Lord McConnell Warns of Global Land Grabs

An Oxfam report has revealed that investors are targeting poorly governed countries, looking to secure land cheaply and quickly. Here, former First Minister Lord Jack McConnell writes about...

EVENT: History Repeating?

Oxfam is supporting a major IF campaign seminar to highlight the parallels between the Highland Clearances in Scotland and land grabs taking place right now in developing countries.  ...

Tax avoidance cash

Tax avoidance billions could help the poorest

Today (31 January) is the deadline for people to submit their tax returns, Most people, whether low earners with income just above the tax threshold or high earners paying the highest...

Halima's Story

30 years old. Four children. And a life expectancy of just 15 more years. Life is hard - and very likely short - for Halima Shabani. Feeding and sending her children to school is a constant...

Scotland unites against hunger at IF launch

The biggest campaign against hunger ever launched in Scotland got off to a lively start in Glasgow yesterday. The IF Campaign is a huge coalition of UK-based organisations, including...

Inequality in Scotland must be tackled by new jobs and fair taxation

A new study of poverty and social exclusion in Scotland highlights a huge rise in unemployment for under-25s, and stark and growing health inequalities. Oxfam Scotland says it shows a...

Edinburgh Shop Celebrates 10th Birthday

A handwritten note from Margaret Thatcher was one of the most unusual donations made to an Edinburgh Oxfam shop during its 10 year history. The Oxfam branch on Nicolson Street, which celebrated...

"Climate Change Is Killing Us"

By Jamie Livingstone, Oxfam Scotland Campaign Manager "Climate change is killing us". Andrew Chikwanda could scarcely put it more bluntly. It's his first day as Acting...

Judith Robertson

Oxfam Scotland New Year Message

New Year's Message by Judith Robertson, Head of Oxfam Scotland   So how will 2012 be remembered and where are we headed in...

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