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Subject: poverty in the uk

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Decent Work – do we need more carrot and stick in Scotland?

From our work around the world, it is clear that jobs are a critical driver of development in the world's poorest countries. However, with one in four global workers earning less than $2 a day,...

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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. ...

To tackle poverty, Scotland must reduce inequality

By Francis Stuart, Oxfam Scotland Research and Policy Adviser ...

Responses from Political Parties to our Campaign on Scottish Limited Partnerships

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A Menu for Change: Cash, Rights, Food

New partnership to prevent food poverty in Scotland receives funding from The Big Lottery Fund ...

Decent Work requires a real Living Wage

This blog first appeared as a guest blog on https://scottishlivingwage.org/ ...

Oxfam welcomes Fairer Scotland Action Plan but more action is needed on extreme economic inequality

Oxfam welcomes Scottish Government's Fairer Scotland Action Plan but says more action is needed to tackle extreme economic inequality   ...

Powerful testimony of low-paid workers in Scotland reveals a job to be done on work quality

Unique research project finds low paid workers priorities are too often not being met   ...

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