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Subject: scotland

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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...

‘I feel like I can be myself but challenge myself at the same time’

Oxfam has been fighting poverty and injustice since 1942.   We couldn't do this vital work without our incredible team of over 1,000 volunteers who work in Oxfam shops across Scotland. ...

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‘I’ve been volunteering for over 20 years’

Oxfam is on the frontline of some of the biggest humanitarian crises of all time. Right now, we're helping thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh by providing clean drinking water, sanitation...

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. ...

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People in poorer countries five times more likely to be displaced by extreme weather

First Minister urged to commit to ambitious new Scottish climate targets ahead of attending global climate talks in Germany. ...

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Oxjam rocks Scotland

Oxfam Clarkston deputy shop manager Chris Park experienced a completely different side to Oxfam as he toured the organisation's music festival, Oxjam, which took place in Glasgow on Saturday...

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‘Oxfam has given me my life back’

Last year Oxfam International helped 22 million people around the world.  But Oxfam's work begins right here in Scotland, with our network of 46 shops raising vital funds for Oxfam's...

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We won’t live with poverty. Join our movement to end it.

Are you tired of the status quo? Want to be part of something big? Want to influence change in your area?  Sign up to campaign with Oxfam Scotland! ...

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DEC in Scotland raises £260,000 in first 24 hours for people fleeing Myanmar 

The Scottish public has donated over a quarter of a million pounds for people fleeing Myanmar within the first 24 hours of the appeal launch, following national broadcast appeals on BBC, Channel...

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