3 Families Wealthier Than Poorest 20% of People in Scotland

The richest 3 families in Scotland own more wealth than the poorest 20% of the Scottish population put together, according to a new estimate of inequality released by Oxfam Scotland. ...

The Challenge of Inequality: Time For Debate

Recently released research has revealed increasing levels of poverty in Scotland. Over the last year a further 110,000 people fell below the poverty line, under which affording the basic...

Graphic from Scottish Government report

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...

Five today... Scotland's Climate Change Act

Today marks five years since Scotland passed our world leading climate change legislation.  ...

Why Our Climate Targets Matter

By Ryan McQuigg, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Oxfam Scotland ...

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" ...

Welfare Reform a "significant cause" of Rise in Food Banks

We welcome the findings of a new report from a Scottish Parliamentary committee which links the surge in food bank use in Scotland to welfare reforms. ...

Inequality in Scotland

Ryan McQuigg, Policy and Public Affairs Manager at Oxfam Scotland, takes a closer look at inequality. ...

Crisis in South Sudan - We cannot afford to wait and we cannot afford to fail

Today we are launching an urgent appeal for funds to help the people of South Sudan as the crisis reaches a 'now or never moment'. More than a million people have been forced from...

Life Below the Line

Looking back it was said with embarrassing dismay: "what do you mean we can't afford coffee?" The reality of surviving on £1 a day for all food and drink sunk in fast at 6am...

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