The Scottish Government, local authorities and schools must act fast to give Scotland’s poorer children better life chances, say Sue Ellis and Edward Sosu.
Employers have an important part to play in reducing the UK’s huge problem with in-work poverty, says Katie Schmuecker – and zero-hours contracts are only part of that problem.
Growing inequality will only be tackled if we change the way wealth is generated, regulated and redistributed, says Tim Harford, a Financial Times columnist and author of The Undercover Economist Strikes Back.
With less than six months until the independence vote, Scotland needs to decide how it will house its poorest families.
When it comes to social change, we have a wealth of inspiring evidence. But, says Claire Ainsley, there are other ingredients needed to get the recipe right.
Poorer families are facing year-on-year cuts in the safety net following changes to Council Tax Support, says Sabrina Bushe.
'People are better off on benefits than working' is one of the most persistent myths about poverty in the UK. Chris Goulden explains why this simply isn't true - and why it misses the point anyway.
Harnessing the growing economy and new powers for cities brings a unique opportunity to reduce poverty, says Julia Unwin.
Opportunities are emerging for city policy-makers to influence changes in wages, skills funding and the cost of living, says Dr Paul Sissons of the Work Foundation.
With the independence referendum in Scotland approaching, Jim McCormick says both the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ campaigns can reduce child poverty by boosting the country’s childcare provision.
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