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Changing the world is everybody's business

We are living in a hotter, hungrier world. For the third year running, the United Nations has reported that global hunger is on the rise. And this isn't solely a faraway problem. ...

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More than 80% of new global wealth goes to top 1% while poorest half get nothing - Oxfam

Eighty-two percent of wealth generated last year across the world went to the richest one percent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half saw no increase,...

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The anti-poverty case for thinking again about tax in Scotland

The Paradise Papers cast a very welcome, but deeply disturbing, light on how rich and powerful individuals and companies secretly shelter their wealth in tax havens. Tax dodging deprives poor countries...

Poverty and Inequality Commission established in law

In Scotland, one in five people live in poverty. At Oxfam Scotland, we know that if we're going to bring that number down then we urgently need to address Scotland's inequality problem. Poverty...

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Higher inequality in the UK linked to higher poverty, according to new LSE report examining data over the last half century

The growing gap between the richest and poorest in the UK is directly linked to higher rates of poverty, according to new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science. ...

Scottish party leaders challenged by 37 organisations to strongly support the Poverty and Inequality Commission, put it on a statutory footing and set out their own policies for scrutiny

Joint call issued as new Commission meets for the first time today. ...

Oxfam Scotland reaction to announcement of Poverty and Inequality Commission

The First Minister has announced the creation of a new Poverty and Inequality Commission following two years of campaigning by Oxfam Scotland and our supporters. ...

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Reaction to the Social Security Committee’s Stage 2 vote on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

The Social Security Committee at the Scottish Parliament has decided at Stage 2 of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill that the upcoming Poverty and Inequality Commission should have a statutory role...

Scotland's Poverty and Inequality Commission must be bold and independent

Scotland's new Poverty and Inequality Commission must be bold and independent - Oxfam Report released ahead of the Commission's launch and as new poll reveals Scots want a more equal...

Tax Tour Edinburgh - one student shares what she learned

By Caitlin Price, President of Oxfam St Andrews Student Society ...

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