Date: Jun 2013

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Comprehensive Spending Review: crudely capping costs will undermine livelihoods

Before today's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) statement, George Osborne announced that he wouldn't be making any further immediate cuts in the welfare bill, in his bid to find £11 billion...

Tackling poverty needs 'radical action', not more economic failure

Government action on poverty and inequality tinkers around the edges of our economy but success depends on more radical measures, writes Judith Robertson, head of Oxfam Scotland. ...

900,000 more in poverty – time to change course?

Figures released by the government today confirm that the real incomes of 900,000 people fell below the poverty line in the year 2011/12, an increase in poverty equivalent to the size of Manchester...

Humankind Index: our new approach to measuring prosperity, one year on

As the G8 leaders prepare to gather in Belfast and there are renewed calls to look beyond GDP, Oxfam Scotland releases its second Humankind Index (HKI) results, an attempt to do just that. ...

The Spirit Level documentary: the story so far, and the next chapter

Katharine Round is currently directing The Spirit Level documentary, a film based on the award-winning book of the same title, that looks at how wealth gap in developed countries impacts on...