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Politicians must stop playing business as usual with new GDP figures

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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...

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...

Poverty groups come together for the launch of 'Climbing Out Of Poverty' in Scotland

Poverty groups call on politicians to play the game

A huge board game showing how easy it is to fall in and out of poverty was played in Scotland for the first time today. ...

Oxfam warns of return to inequality not seen since Victorian times

A new report by Oxfam published today (Thu 14 June) highlights the "perfect storm" facing the poorest people in the UK.  ...

Oxfam brands 'Robin Hood' budget farcical and a missed opportunity to tackle rising inequality

Responding to today's Budget, Oxfam Scotland says it's a missed opportunity to tackle rising inequality and raise billions of pounds for public services across the UK. The charity...

What does the welfare reform agenda say about us as a society? Our Dr. Katherine Trebeck blogs...

I used to wonder whether we got the politics we deserve. But now, when reading headlines such as "'Welfare reform has us terrified' - families facing the worst speak out", it is...

It's time for the Scottish Government to offer full public support to the Robin Hood Tax

Campaigners for a fairer financial system have called on the Scottish Government to support the Robin Hood Tax (RHT) to heap pressure on the UK Coalition to implement it. It comes after the...

Either we're at war, or all in it together, not both

Our Prime Minister has kicked off 2012 by announcing a pledge to half the amount of red-tape and calling health and safety laws a 'monster'. This is part of a promise he made last year to...

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