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Poverty in Scotland 2014 launch event

12 March 2014
Today (Thursday 13 March) we are launching our new publication, Poverty in Scotland 2014, with the Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Shadow Social Justice Secretary Jackie Baillie. Poverty in Scotland 2014 is a landmark ‘state of the nation’ publication which brings together the latest facts on the shocking extent of poverty in Scotland and the implications for the country’s constitutional future.

Response to JRF referendum briefing on child poverty

05 February 2014
This week the Joseph Rowntree Foundation issued a referendum paper on child poverty. The paper highlights that child poverty in Scotland has fallen by around twice the level in England in the last ten years. Read our response here.

Campaigners welcome First Minister’s universal free school meals announcement

07 January 2014
John Dickie, Head of CPAG in Scotland, said: “A universal approach to healthy free school lunches provides a huge boost to children and parents at a time when they are under increasing pressure from tax credit and benefit cuts, soaring food and energy prices and stagnating wages." Read more