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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...

Oxfam says UK budget shouldn't hit the 'squashed bottom'. Call coincides with major conference on Scottish poverty

Oxfam has urged the Chancellor to use next week's budget to raise new tax revenues from those who can afford it, not make further cuts from those who can't. The charity believes George...

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...

Roma community clean up city streets as they integrate into Scottish society

At school in Slovakia, Marcela Adamova's pale skin and blue eyes qualified her for a seat at the front of the class with the white pupils - while Roma children were pushed to the back. Marcela...

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...

Rising food prices in Scotland: The human impact

Oxfam poll reveals Scots are skipping meals to feed their children. Growing concern pensioners are being forced to "ration" food. ...

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