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  1. news

    9 Aug 2017 10:00

    New visitor centre at Glenochil Prison

    Formal opening for visitor centre.

  2. publication

    8 Aug 2017

    Planning Your Own Funeral

    Guide to planning your own funeral including help with costs.

  3. publication

    8 Aug 2017

    Funeral Costs Plan

    Action plan to tackle funeral poverty and make more affordable funeral options available.

  4. news

    2 Aug 2017 15:00

    Raising attainment takes centre stage

    DFM praises project to close the poverty-related gap.

  5. news

    25 Jul 2017 09:44

    Lifeline support for low income households

    254,000 individual households supported through Scottish Welfare Fund. 

  6. news

    25 Jul 2017 09:30

    Scottish Welfare Fund

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  7. news

    18 Jul 2017 15:00

    Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission

    Case of Wendy Patricia Graham referred to the High Court of Justiciary.

  8. statistics publication

    18 Jul 2017

    Scotland's equality evidence strategy 2017-2021

    Describes the Scottish Government’s approach to strengthening Scotland’s equality evidence base.

  9. consultation paper

    18 Jul 2017

    Socio-economic duty: easy-read consultation

    An easy-read version of our consultation on how public bodies are working to tackle poverty and inequality.

  10. consultation paper

    18 Jul 2017

    Socio-economic duty: consultation

    We are seeking your views on how public bodies are working to tackle poverty and inequality.

  11. news

    11 Jul 2017 10:00

    Providing free sanitary products

    Aberdeen pilot for low-income women and girls.

  12. report

    3 Jul 2017

    The life chances of young people in Scotland: report to the First Minister

    Recommendations for improving the life chances of young people from less advantaged backgrounds.

  13. research publication

    3 Jul 2017

    The life chances of young people in Scotland: evidence review

    Evidence review commissioned by the First Minister's Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality.

  14. publication

    3 Jul 2017

    The Poverty and Inequality Commission: form, remit and appointments

    A paper from the Scottish Government setting out the form and remit of the Commission, and appointments made to date.

  15. report

    3 Jul 2017

    Shifting the curve: progress report

    Update from the Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality on progress made in reducing the number of people living in poverty in Scotland.

  16. news

    29 Jun 2017 11:16

    "Stark reality" of UK Government welfare cuts

    New report examines evidence of impact in Scotland.

  17. speech / ministerial statement

    27 Jun 2017

    The importance of place to inclusive growth: speech

    Equalities Secretary Angela Constance addresses the Joseph Rowntree Foundation conference on Scotland's inclusive economy.

  18. news

    21 Jun 2017 09:45

    Social Security Bill

    Landmark legislation published.

  19. news

    20 Jun 2017 16:00

    Significant Case Review

    Review into death of Liam Fee

  20. publication

    12 Jun 2017

    Child poverty in Scotland: what we know and what the public's views are

    Booklet setting out what we know about child poverty compared to what the public think.

  21. news

    3 Jun 2017 09:00

    Employment skills to boost rehabilitation

    Work training helping young people get lives on right track.

  22. news

    2 Jun 2017 10:17

    Widening access to justice

    Civil Litigation Bill introduced.

  23. news

    16 May 2017 10:24

    Tackling the disability employment gap

    New measures to support job opportunities for disabled people

  24. news

    12 May 2017 10:27

    Experience Panel volunteers

    More than 2,000 people recruited.

  25. news

    27 Apr 2017 14:45

    New social security agency puts people first

    Profit-making private firms won’t carry out benefit assessments.

  26. report

    27 Apr 2017

    Social security agency in Scotland: outline business case

    Collection of the analysis and evidence behind the Ministerial Statement on Scotland's social security agency, made on 27 April 2017.

  27. speech / ministerial statement

    27 Apr 2017

    Social security agency: ministerial statement, April 2017

    Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman addresses Parliament on Scotland's new social security agency.

  28. news

    25 Apr 2017 09:30

    Scottish Welfare Fund

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  29. news

    20 Apr 2017 11:05

    A broken asylum system

    Equalities Secretary speaks out on ‘outrage’ of UK’s approach to asylum.

  30. news

    18 Apr 2017 10:45

    Education evidence

    Research strategy to improve attainment.

  31. news

    15 Apr 2017 00:01

    Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

    Equality has taken ‘massive step backwards’ says Minister.

  32. news

    12 Apr 2017 10:04

    £3m for social entrepreneurs

    Action plan to boost Scotland’s burgeoning social enterprise sector.

  33. news

    6 Apr 2017 09:30

    Families with children hardest hit by UK welfare changes

    Scottish Government will not apply two child cap to Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

  34. news

    29 Mar 2017 10:05

    Helping the world's poor

    Small grants help fight global poverty.

  35. research publication

    27 Mar 2017

    Poverty in Perspective: a typology of poverty in Scotland

    Sets out 13 different ‘types’ of poverty across three life stages: families with children, working age households without children, and pensioner households.

  36. news

    26 Mar 2017 00:01

    UK housing benefit changes 'shameful'

    Support for young people at risk of being pushed into homelessness.

  37. news

    22 Mar 2017 09:00

    Call to halt full service roll-out of Universal Credit

    Payments system causing hardship in Scotland.

  38. news

    16 Mar 2017 12:07

    East Africa famine

    £200k towards supporting families in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.

  39. news

    16 Mar 2017 09:43

    Experience Panels invitations

    18,000 people to be invited to give views on social security system.

  40. news

    16 Mar 2017 09:30

    Poverty in Scotland 2015/16

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  41. news

    16 Mar 2017 09:30

    Persistent poverty in Scotland 2010-2015

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  42. statistics publication

    16 Mar 2017

    Poverty and income inequality in Scotland: 2015-2016

    Estimate of the number and proportion of people living in poverty in Scotland in the period 2015 to 2016.

  43. statistics publication

    16 Mar 2017

    Persistent poverty in Scotland 2010-2015

    Estimates of the proportion of people living in persistent poverty in Scotland in between 2010 and 2014 and between 2011 and 2015.

  44. news

    10 Mar 2017 00:01

    Winning Baby Box design

    Forest fairy tale scene finds favour. 

  45. news

    9 Mar 2017 12:05

    Supporting the world's poor

    Call for projects in Zambia and Rwanda.

  46. news

    9 Mar 2017 10:00

    £25 million for local regeneration

    Grants to support 29 community projects across country.

  47. news

    8 Mar 2017 10:00

    Action on fuel poverty

    New support to help those struggling with high energy bills.

  48. news

    7 Mar 2017 10:14

    Call to encourage uptake of benefits

    New campaign to raise awareness of support available.

  49. news

    5 Mar 2017 00:01

    Bedroom tax mitigation

    £58 million to combat UK Government’s welfare cuts.

  50. news

    3 Mar 2017 10:00

    Social Security Experience Panels

    Scotland’s approach to be shaped by people using current system.

  51. news

    23 Feb 2017 09:09

    Third sector vital to EU stability

    Uncertainty for sector in light of Brexit.

  52. news

    22 Feb 2017 11:00

    Funding for grass roots initiatives

    £1.9m available for community groups to tackle poverty.

  53. speech / ministerial statement

    22 Feb 2017

    Social security consultation: ministerial statement

    Minister for Social Security Jeane Freeman MSP delivers a speech introducing Scotland's Social Security Bill.

  54. research finding

    22 Feb 2017

    Analysis of written responses to the consultation on social security in Scotland: research findings

    Summary of the analysis of written responses to the consultation on Social Security in Scotland.

  55. research publication

    22 Feb 2017

    Analysis of written responses to the consultation on social security in Scotland

    Analysis of responses to a public consultation to inform the content of the new Scottish Social Security Bill.

  56. news

    20 Feb 2017 00:01

    Jobcentre Plus closures

    Future of Scottish sites to be discussed.

  57. statistics publication

    14 Feb 2017

    Wealth and Assets in Scotland, 2006–2014

    Analysis of the ownership of wealth by private households in Scotland from the Wealth and Assets 2006–2014 survey.

  58. publication

    14 Feb 2017

    Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    Results of the Scottish Government's equality impact assessment on the policy development of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

  59. publication

    14 Feb 2017

    Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Scottish Government's assessment of the impacts on children's rights and wellbeing of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

  60. news

    11 Feb 2017 00:01

    Inhumane action by the UK Government

    Unaccompanied child refugees welcome in Scotland.

  61. news

    10 Feb 2017 09:15

    Child Poverty Bill published

    Ambition to end cycle of poverty.

  62. news

    5 Feb 2017 00:01

    Child poverty

    Rising inequality emphasises need for action.

  63. news

    3 Feb 2017 12:41

    Closing the attainment gap

    £120 million Pupil Equity Funding.

  64. news

    1 Feb 2017 09:34

    Pupil Equity Funding

    Individual school allocations worth thousands.

  65. news

    31 Jan 2017 10:03

    Supporting households in times of crisis

    £116 million allocated to help low income households.

  66. news

    25 Jan 2017 11:33

    Extra £3m to support student nurses with dependants

    Bursary protected for Scotland’s student nurses.

  67. news

    18 Jan 2017 11:08

    Early years workforce expansion

    £1.5 million for more nursery teachers and graduates in deprived areas.

  68. news

    18 Jan 2017 10:30

    Combating food poverty

    £350,000 to make fresh and healthy food available

  69. news

    13 Jan 2017 09:26

    Scottish Flexibilities for Universal Credit

    New powers to be used to meet needs of people of Scotland

  70. news

    11 Jan 2017 10:38

    Living Wage

    700th Living Wage employer accredited.

  71. news

    11 Jan 2017 09:30

    New attainment tools for teachers

    Evidence-based interventions to drive improvement.

  72. news

    4 Jan 2017 10:30

    Welfare changes 'damaging' to low income families

    Minister urges UK Government rethink.

  73. news

    21 Dec 2016 10:15

    Action on child poverty

    Annual report and consultation responses published.

  74. news

    19 Dec 2016 14:59

    Loneliness at Christmas

    People encouraged to remember the elderly.

  75. news

    14 Dec 2016 15:19

    Energy companies urged to 'make a difference'

    Focus on tackling poverty premium.

  76. news

    6 Dec 2016 09:30

    Statistical news release

    97,000 households move out of fuel poverty

  77. news

    17 Nov 2016 09:30

    Making the right to food a reality

    Response to recommendations by independent working group on food poverty.

  78. news

    16 Nov 2016 11:44

    Calls to halt harmful cuts

    Finance Secretary urges UK Government to protect low-income families from continued welfare cuts.

  79. news

    16 Nov 2016 09:30

    Action on funeral poverty

    Better advice and support for planning funerals.

  80. news

    31 Oct 2016 09:44

    Living Wage set at £8.45

    First Minister announces new rate that will benefit thousands of staff in Scotland.

  81. news

    25 Oct 2016 10:18

    More support for low income households

    £9.2 million given out during times of crisis.

  82. news

    21 Sep 2016 09:45

    £2 million funding allocated

    Cashback for Communities to benefit 40 groups.

  83. news

    18 Sep 2016 00:01

    PIP failing disabled people

    Response to Personal Independence Payment review highlights 65% of appeals are successful.

  84. news

    15 Sep 2016 00:01

    Action on funeral poverty

    Tackling rising cost of funerals important to help bereaved loved ones.

  85. news

    8 Aug 2016 12:00

    Consultation on ending child poverty

    Low income families ‘a priority.’

  86. consultation paper

    8 Aug 2016

    Child Poverty Bill: consultation

    This consultation sets our proposals for a Child Poverty Bill.

  87. news

    26 Jul 2016 09:51

    Scottish Welfare Fund

    More than 200,000 households helped thanks to scheme.

  88. news

    30 Jun 2016 12:37

    Tackling food poverty

    Treating people justly and fairly.

  89. news

    28 Jun 2016 09:30

    Homelessness and Housing Options statistics published

    A National and Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  90. news

    28 Jun 2016 09:30

    Homelessness in Scotland decreases

    Homeless applications also reduced.

  91. statistics publication

    28 Jun 2016

    Poverty and income inequality in Scotland: 2014-2015

    National Statistics on poverty in Scotland for 2014 to 2015.

  92. news

    14 Jun 2016 09:31

    Affordable homes target exceeded by 10%

    Scotland leads way in UK.

  93. transparency data

    9 Apr 2013

    Child Poverty Strategy: annual report, 2012

    The first progress report on our Child Poverty Strategy.