13 Sep 2020 00:01

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    Connecting Scotland programme funding to expand to £43 million.

  2. Impact assessment

    08 Sep 2020

    Scottish Child Payment: Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

    The Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) considers the Scottish Child Payment and how it impacts on children, in particular in relation to Part 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

  3. Impact assessment

    08 Sep 2020

    Scottish Child Payment: Fairer Scotland Duty impact assessment

    Assesses the impact of the Scottish Child Payment on socio-economic inequality. This duty came into force in Scotland in 2018 and is set out in Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. It considers issues such as low income, low wealth and area deprivation.

  4. Advice and guidance

    20 Aug 2019

    Tackling inequality: guidance on making budget decisions

    Informal guidance for policy makers on equality and human rights budgeting. The booklet challenges policy makers to systematically think through 6 key questions to identify ways in which budget decisions could be improved to advance human rights and address inequalities. Budget decisions include both those made about the money we spend and decisions about how revenue is raised.

  5. Consultation paper

    17 Sep 2018

    Young Carer Grant regulations: consultation

    We are consulting on the development of the policy and regulations for the Young Carer Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland.

  6. Impact assessment

    31 Aug 2018

    Access to free sanitary products: EQIA

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) of our 2017-2018 commitment to provide access to free sanitary products in schools, colleges and universities.

  7. NEWS

    23 Nov 2017 09:35

    A Fairer Scotland

    First progress report of Fairer Scotland Action Plan.

  8. Strategy/plan

    08 Aug 2017

    Funeral Costs Plan

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

  9. Progress report

    03 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.

  10. NEWS

    20 Apr 2017 11:05

    A broken asylum system

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

  11. NEWS

    16 Mar 2017 12:07

    East Africa famine

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

  12. NEWS

    05 Feb 2017 00:01

    Child poverty

    Rising inequality emphasises need for action.

  13. NEWS

    11 Jan 2017 10:38

    Living Wage

    700th Living Wage employer accredited.

  14. 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.