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Response to UK Budget 2015: ‘see no poverty, hear no poverty’

23 March 2015
Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget speech the Director of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, John Dickie, today said; “The chancellor made claim to a truly national recovery but this is a ‘see no poverty, hear no poverty’ Budget which continues to leave children in Scotland and across the UK behind. Read more.

November enews

19 November 2014

New report: Why do people use foodbanks?

19 November 2014
Visiting a food bank should be a last resort; yet new research from CPAG, Oxfam, the Trussell Trust and the Church of England finds that failures in the safety net itself are a key reason why people are turning to food banks. This is the first in-depth study into the personal experiences of recipients of emergency food aid in the UK. While UK-wide policy is pushing up the use of food banks, interviews carried out in Scotland also highlight a role for the Scottish Government and local authorities in preventing income crisis. Read more.