19/11 – With almost 1 in 5 children living in low-income households in Scotland, and low pay becoming an increasing problem, the Poverty Alliance has issued a challenge to all politicians to redouble their efforts to find lasting solutions to poverty. The call came as the Poverty Alliance, Scotland’s national anti-poverty network, marked its 20th anniversary at a conference in Glasgow, which is to be addressed by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cllr Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council. The theme of the conference is ‘Making Change Happen’, something which the Alliance believes will only happen when politicians and policy makers, civil society, the private sector and, crucially, people with direct experience of poverty work together.
05/11 – To mark the start of the first ‘Living Wage Week’ the Scottish Living Wage Campaign and the Living Wage Foundation has announced the new living wage figure will be £7.45 for the coming year. With more employers signing up to the living wage across the UK, the activities taking place will highlight the benefits that the living wage brings for both companies and employees.