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  1. Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021: Equality Impact Assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment of the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021

  2. Scotland's social security system: enhanced administration and compensation recovery - consultation

    This consultation seeks views on a number of proposed changes to Scotland's social security system which have been identified as desirable since the passage of prior primary legislation, principally the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.

  3. Suicide prevention strategy and action plan drafts: consultation

    Consultation on drafts of a new suicide prevention strategy and action plan for Scotland.

  4. COVID-19 Children and Families Collective Leadership Group - short-life group on under-18s in custody: report

    The Covid-19 Children and Families Collective Leadership Group (CLG) set up a short-life group to deliver improvements in the experience and reduce the number of under-18s in custody. This is the sub-group's report and recommendations.

  5. Summer support for children

    Free activities, childcare and food to help with cost of living.

  6. Improving our understanding of child poverty in rural and island Scotland: research

    Building on the "Poverty in rural Scotland: evidence review" (December 2021), SRUC were commissioned to undertake the research project, “Improving our understanding of child poverty in rural and island Scotland”.

  7. Tackling child poverty delivery plan: fourth year progress report 2021 to 2022

    The fourth annual progress report for 'Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022'.

  8. Delivering on child poverty commitments

    Report details investment and actions in key areas.

  9. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation - easy read

    We want to hear your views on what a new mental health and wellbeing strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final strategy.

  10. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation

    We want to hear your views on what a new mental health and wellbeing strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final strategy.

  11. Wellbeing economy monitor

    The monitor brings together a range of indicators to provide a baseline for assessing progress towards the development of a wellbeing economy in Scotland.

  12. National Care Service - adult social care: equality evidence review

    Overview of evidence related to equality in adult social care in Scotland. It is part of a collection of contextual evidence papers, setting out key sources of information about social care and related areas in Scotland.

  13. Equally Safe - short life delivery plan: summer 2022 to autumn 2023

    A refresh of the Equally Safe Delivery Plan outlining the joint commitment of the Scottish Government and COSLA to preventing and eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls and tackling the underpinning attitudes that perpetuate it.

  14. New benefit to help with winter fuel bills

    Low Income Winter Heating Assistance will support 400,000 households.

  15. Reassurance needed on long term cost of living pressures

    Finance Secretary responds to Chancellor’s statement.

  16. Extra support for 30,000 families

    Best Start Foods eligibility to widen 

  17. Self-Isolation Support Grant: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the Self-Isolation Support Grant (SISG) designed to support low income workers who are required to self-isolate to stop the spread of COVID-19.

  18. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Child Migrant Trust amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Child Migrant Trust, in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  19. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board (Northern Ireland) amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board (Northern Ireland), in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  20. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Troubles related incident Victims' Payment Scheme (Northern Ireland) amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Troubles related incident Victims’ Payment Scheme (Northern Ireland), in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  21. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Infected Blood Financial Support Payment Schemes in the UK amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Infected Blood Financial Support Payment Schemes in the UK, in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  22. Welfare reform - impact on households with children: report

    A report that presents analysis of the impacts of UK Government reform on households with children in Scotland.

  23. Welfare reforms and child poverty

    Impact of UK Government policies on families in Scotland.

  24. Persistent poverty stable

    Latest Official Statistics published

  25. Inclusive growth: what does it look like?

    This paper seeks to illuminate tangible examples of inclusive growth in Scotland, with a view to translating successes even if small in scale and sharing learning to inform future improvements in delivery.

  26. Supporting headteachers

    £520 million to help close attainment gap.

  27. Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2022-26

    Best Start, Bright Futures.

  28. Tackling child poverty delivery plan 2022-2026 - annex 6: what works - evidence review

    This annex to the second tackling child poverty delivery plan 2022 to 2026 summarises the latest evidence on what works in tackling child poverty.

  29. Tackling child poverty delivery plan 2022-2026 - annex 1: Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 requirements

    This annex to Best Start, Bright Futures: the second tackling child poverty delivery plan 2022 to 2026 explains how we have met the requirements of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017.

  30. Tackling child poverty delivery plan 2022-2026 - annex 4: cumulative impact assessment

    This report is an annex to Best Start, Bright Futures: the second tackling child poverty delivery plan 2022 to 2026 and assesses the cumulative impact of a package of our policies on child poverty.

  31. Getting the Right Change – retail strategy for Scotland

    This strategy contains current initiatives and future actions to help fulfil our vision for the retail sector in a fair, sustainable way. By delivering on its actions we aim for successful, profitable retail businesses, creation of new, better jobs and to become an exemplar for inclusive growth.

  32. Bold action needed to tackle cost of living

    Finance Secretary calls for immediate support.

  33. Adult Disability Payment: policy position paper

    Information on Adult Disability Payment, the Scottish replacement for Personal Independence Payment.

  34. Investment in tackling child poverty

    Supporting low income households.

  35. Pre-pandemic wealth inequality remained high

    Official Statistics published

  36. New vision for justice

    Victims placed at the heart of ensuring just, safe, and resilient communities.

  37. Scottish Household Survey – 2020 telephone survey

    Experimental Statistics: Data being developed.

  38. New winter heating benefit

    Annual investment of £20 million to help low income households.

  39. Advice on household finances

    Online support for people facing financial difficulties.

  40. Doubling the Scottish Child Payment

    First Minister announces £20 payment from April.

  41. Closing the attainment gap

    £200 million to help children and young people impacted by poverty.

  42. Financial help for families in need

    £41 million Winter Support Fund for low income households.

  43. Maximising incomes and increasing access to benefits

    Benefit take-up strategy published.

  44. National plan to end need for food banks

    Consultation on new approach to prevent food insecurity.

  45. Making our homes cleaner and greener

    Scotland’s heat in buildings strategy published.

  46. First Ministers unite to demand Prime Minister reverses Universal Credit cut

    Calls to keep ‘lifeline’ £20-a-week uplift.

  47. Boost for family budgets before Christmas

    Around 148,000 children set to benefit.

  48. £1m to tackle social isolation and loneliness

    First round of £10 million funding for groups affected by pandemic.

  49. Tackling child poverty: third year progress report 2020-2021

    The third annual progress report for 'Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022'.

  50. Tackling child poverty: third year progress report – Annex A measurement framework

    This document contains the measurement framework with the latest data on the drivers of child poverty. The 23 indicators in the Child Poverty Measurement Framework are intended to monitor these drivers of poverty. They form part of a wider monitoring and evaluation strategy.

  51. Double payment for unpaid carers

    Extra cash for Carer’s Allowance recipients.

  52. Child poverty gradually rising

    Latest National and Official Statistics published.

  53. Helping communities recover from the pandemic

    Commitment to tackle inequality.

  54. Child Poverty Action Group - advice, information and training services: evaluation

    Evaluation of Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland’s second tier advice, information and training services.

  55. Connecting Scotland

    Investment in digital inclusion exceeds £48 million.

  56. Welfare Advice and Health Partnerships

    Over £3 million for money advice services in GP surgeries.

  57. Homelessness and Universal Credit

    Report outlines link to people losing their homes.

  58. Tackling Child Poverty

    Further £7 million to combat inequality.

  59. Funding to tackle poverty and inequality

    More than £37 million to support low income households.

  60. Tackling food insecurity and poverty

    Response to United Nations call for urgent action.

  61. More people supported to self isolate

    Criteria extended for Self-Isolation Support Grant.

  62. Extra support for families on low incomes

     £3.3 million to help children’s charities this winter

  63. Self-Isolation Support Grant now open

    People to receive phone calls offering support.

  64. Help to get online

    Connecting Scotland programme funding to expand to £43 million.

  65. Free debt advice expanded

    £2.4 million of new funding to help households with money problems.

  66. Tackling child poverty: second year progress report - annex C

    Annex C: child poverty among lone parent families.

  67. Tackling child poverty: second year progress report (2019-2020)

    The second annual progress report for 'Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022'.

  68. Connecting Scotland

    £15 million to help 23,000 more households get online.

  69. Free school meals extended

    Additional £27.6 million to help feed pupils and other key groups.

  70. Action needed to help renters

    UK government urged to strengthen social security system.

  71. £50 million to improve attainment

    Schools and local authorities receive funding boost.

  72. Advisory Board on Social Renewal

    Focus on equality, human rights and social justice.

  73. £1.6m to help tackle food insecurity

    Further support for food distribution network FareShare.

  74. Thanks for pandemic volunteers

    Celebration of community helpers.

  75. Support for women involved in prostitution

    Additional funding for vital specialist services during COVID-19 outbreak.

  76. Helping communities affected by COVID-19

    £350 million fund to support welfare and wellbeing.

  77. Empowering and supporting rural communities

    Funding for social enterprises to tackle local issues.

  78. Budget delay risks action on child poverty

    Range of measures to help those who need it most is dependent on budget passing.

  79. Period products reach half a million people

    Scotland leading the way on access and removing stigma.

  80. Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2020

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  81. Wealth is rising, but inequality remains high

    Experimental Official Statistics published.

  82. Let’s call periods, periods

    Campaign launched to tackle the stigma around periods.

  83. Mitigating UK Government welfare cuts

    Money could be better spent on more anti-poverty measures in Scotland.

  84. Fairer Scotland action plan: progress report 2019

    Progress made on the Fairer Scotland action plan published in 2016.

  85. New £11.5 million fund to tackle poverty and inequality

    Empowering local communities.

  86. Supporting communities to deliver change

    Social programmes to share £1.8 million funding.

  87. Improving the lives of Gypsy/Travellers: 2019-2021

    Joint action plan by the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).

  88. First step to new Scottish Child Payment

    Plans for the creation of new benefit outlined.

  89. Free period products for sports clubs

    Funding for 500 clubs to supply products.

  90. Scottish Child Payment: updated position paper - October 2019

    Policy and delivery developments to date on the Scottish Child Payment.

  91. Measures needed to address ‘no deal’ Brexit poverty risks

    Communities Secretary calls for urgent UK Government action.

  92. Brexit funds for people struggling to afford food

    Extra £1 million for community projects which help low-income households to eat.

  93. Sanitary products anniversary

    Millions of free period products delivered.

  94. Supporting low-income families

    New funding for childcare and employability to cut child poverty.

  95. Increased investment for sanitary products

    New funding to tackle period inequality.

  96. £1 million for social enterprises

    Rural communities to benefit from digital hub.

  97. 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.

  98. Money Talk Team benefits thousands of families

    Free financial advice service helps low income households save more than £6 million.

  99. Increased school holiday support

    Access to healthy food and activities for more children.

  100. Devolved social security benefits: stakeholder engagement toolkit

    This toolkit contains an overview of the delivery of devolved benefits, delivery timetable, factsheets and information on spreading the word about devolved benefits.

  101. School holiday meals for children

    Funding for food and activities during the summer break.

  102. New £10 benefit targets child poverty

    Children under six set to gain from 2021.

  103. Tackling child poverty in Scotland

    More support for families on low incomes.

  104. Free sanitary products for students

    Additional £5.5 million funding.  

  105. New Bill to lift households out of fuel poverty

    Fuel Poverty Bill passes Stage 3.

  106. New School Payment launches

    Full Best Start Grant package now available.

  107. Tackling poverty and inequality

    Call for radical action from UK Government after damning independent report.

  108. Support for women in Rwanda

    New funding for reusable sanitary products project.

  109. Reducing fuel poverty

    Funding to make homes more energy efficient.

  110. Holiday meals for children

    Funding for food during school holidays.

  111. Education Maintenance Allowances 2017-18

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  112. Persistent Poverty in Scotland 2010-2017

    Estimates of the proportion of people living in persistent poverty in Scotland between 2010 and 2017.

  113. Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2015-18

    Estimates of the number and proportion of people living in poverty in Scotland in 2015-18.

  114. Poverty and income inequality increasing

    National and Official Statistics published

  115. Funding to tackle child poverty

    Households around the country to benefit from support.

  116. A fairer Scotland for women: gender pay gap action plan

    Our action plan setting out a list of actions that will be taken to address the many drivers of the gender pay gap.

  117. Poverty and Inequality Commission chair

    Appointment to support work to reduce poverty.

  118. Emergency funding to tackle food insecurity

    £500k for food distribution services around the country

  119. Best Start Grant to help youngsters

    New benefit to be introduced from June.

  120. Best Start Grant: Fairer Scotland Duty assessment

    Summary of the Fairer Scotland Duty assessment that was undertaken with regards to the Early Years Assistance (Best Start Grants) (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  121. Expanding access to free sanitary products

    £4 million extra funding

  122. Protected trust deeds: consultation on proposals for legislation changes

    We are seeking views on the proposals to help address some concerns identified with the operation of Protected Trust Deeds.

  123. Fair Food Transformation Fund: independent review

    Fair Food Transformation Fund (FFTF) was set up to support initiatives aimed at reducing food poverty and reliance on emergency food aid.

  124. Tackling food insecurity

    Further funding to support children during school holidays.

  125. Reducing poverty and inequality

    Progress being made to make Scotland fairer.

  126. Helping disabled people into employment

    Social Security Scotland will learn from Scotland-India partnership

  127. Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  128. Access to free sanitary products: SEA pre-screening notification

    Pre-screening notification of the environmental effects of our Programme for Government 2017-2018 commitment to provide access to free sanitary products.

  129. Access to free sanitary products for those at school, college or university: CRWIA

    Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) of our 2017-2018 commitment to provide access to free sanitary products in schools, colleges and universities.

  130. 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.

  131. Students to get free access to sanitary products

    New £5 million scheme to fight period poverty.

  132. More transparency on funeral charges

    Guidance on funeral costs.

  133. Supporting social enterprise

    Funding to grow world-leading sector.

  134. Child burial and cremation fees to end

    Agreement will remove financial burden from families

  135. New national school clothing grant

    Thousands to benefit from minimum £100 grant.

  136. Support for low income families

    Scottish Welfare Fund helps hundreds of thousands of families.

  137. Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  138. Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan

    Every child, every chance.

  139. Tackling child poverty

    Long-term risk due to UK Government welfare cuts.  

  140. Poverty in Scotland

    National and Official Statistics published

  141. Tackling child poverty

    Insight from former Chair of Social Mobility Commission. 

  142. Action on sexual harassment

    Women need confidence in reporting procedures.

  143. Universal Credit contributing to child poverty

    ‘Broken’ benefits system failing Scotland’s families.

  144. Reducing loneliness and isolation

    Draft strategy open for consultation.

  145. Scottish Welfare Fund

    Figures highlight impact of UK Government cuts.

  146. Children in families with limited resources across Scotland 2014-2016

  147. Tackling violence against women and girls

    Action to make women and girls equally safe.

  148. A Fairer Scotland

    First progress report of Fairer Scotland Action Plan.

  149. Tackling fuel poverty

    Consultation launches.

  150. Supporting local communities

    Funding to tackle poverty.

  151. Scottish household survey 2016: key findings

    Short report summarising the key findings from the Scottish household survey 2016: annual report.

  152. Scottish household survey 2016: annual report

    Results from the 2016 edition of the continuous survey based on a sample of the general population in private residences in Scotland.

  153. Designing communities

    People to have say in the design of their area.

  154. Poverty and Inequality Commissioners announced

    Issued on behalf of the Poverty and Inequality Commission.

  155. UK welfare policy: impact on families with children

    Report focusing on the financial impacts of UK welfare policy on families with children.

  156. Poverty and Inequality Commission: members' biographies

    Information on the backgrounds of the members of the Poverty and Inequality Commission.

  157. New visitor centre at Glenochil Prison

    Formal opening for visitor centre.

  158. Record number of students from deprived areas get in to University

    Acceptances up 13%.

  159. Funeral Costs Plan

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

  160. Raising attainment takes centre stage

    DFM praises project to close the poverty-related gap.

  161. Lifeline support for low income households

    254,000 individual households supported through Scottish Welfare Fund. 

  162. Scottish Welfare Fund

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  163. Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission

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

  164. Socio-economic duty

    Public sector to do more to reduce inequalities.

  165. Socio-economic duty: easy-read consultation

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

  166. Socio-economic duty: consultation

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

  167. Scotland's equality evidence strategy 2017-2021

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

  168. Providing free sanitary products

    Aberdeen pilot for low-income women and girls.

  169. 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.

  170. The life chances of young people in Scotland: evidence review

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

  171. 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.

  172. 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.

  173. "Stark reality" of UK Government welfare cuts

    New report examines evidence of impact in Scotland.

  174. The importance of place to inclusive growth: speech

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

  175. Social Security Bill

    Landmark legislation published.

  176. Significant Case Review

    Review into death of Liam Fee

  177. 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.

  178. Employment skills to boost rehabilitation

    Work training helping young people get lives on right track.

  179. Widening access to justice

    Civil Litigation Bill introduced.

  180. Tackling the disability employment gap

    New measures to support job opportunities for disabled people

  181. Experience Panel volunteers

    More than 2,000 people recruited.

  182. New social security agency puts people first

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

  183. 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.

  184. Social security agency: ministerial statement, April 2017

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

  185. Scottish Welfare Fund

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  186. A broken asylum system

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

  187. Education evidence

    Research strategy to improve attainment.

  188. Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

    Equality has taken ‘massive step backwards’ says Minister.

  189. £3m for social entrepreneurs

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

  190. Families with children hardest hit by UK welfare changes

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

  191. Families with children hardest hit by UK welfare changes

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

  192. Helping the world's poor

    Small grants help fight global poverty.

  193. 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.

  194. UK housing benefit changes 'shameful'

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

  195. Call to halt full service roll-out of Universal Credit

    Payments system causing hardship in Scotland.

  196. East Africa famine

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

  197. Experience Panels invitations

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

  198. Persistent poverty in Scotland 2010-2015

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  199. Persistent poverty in Scotland 2010-2015

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  200. Poverty in Scotland 2015/16

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  201. Persistent poverty in Scotland 2010-2015

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  202. Winning Baby Box design

    Forest fairy tale scene finds favour. 

  203. Supporting the world's poor

    Call for projects in Zambia and Rwanda.

  204. £25 million for local regeneration

    Grants to support 29 community projects across country.

  205. Action on fuel poverty

    New support to help those struggling with high energy bills.

  206. Call to encourage uptake of benefits

    New campaign to raise awareness of support available.

  207. Bedroom tax mitigation

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

  208. Social Security Experience Panels

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

  209. Third sector vital to EU stability

    Uncertainty for sector in light of Brexit.

  210. 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.

  211. 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.

  212. Funding for grass roots initiatives

    £1.9m available for community groups to tackle poverty.

  213. Social security consultation: ministerial statement

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

  214. Jobcentre Plus closures

    Future of Scottish sites to be discussed.

  215. 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.

  216. 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.

  217. 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.

  218. Inhumane action by the UK Government

    Unaccompanied child refugees welcome in Scotland.

  219. Child Poverty Bill published

    Ambition to end cycle of poverty.

  220. Child poverty

    Rising inequality emphasises need for action.

  221. Closing the attainment gap

    £120 million Pupil Equity Funding.

  222. Pupil Equity Funding

    Individual school allocations worth thousands.

  223. Supporting households in times of crisis

    £116 million allocated to help low income households.

  224. Extra £3m to support student nurses with dependants

    Bursary protected for Scotland’s student nurses.

  225. Early years workforce expansion

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

  226. Combating food poverty

    £350,000 to make fresh and healthy food available

  227. Scottish Flexibilities for Universal Credit

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

  228. Living Wage

    700th Living Wage employer accredited.

  229. New attainment tools for teachers

    Evidence-based interventions to drive improvement.

  230. Welfare changes 'damaging' to low income families

    Minister urges UK Government rethink.

  231. Action on child poverty

    Annual report and consultation responses published.

  232. Loneliness at Christmas

    People encouraged to remember the elderly.

  233. Energy companies urged to 'make a difference'

    Focus on tackling poverty premium.

  234. Statistical news release

    97,000 households move out of fuel poverty

  235. Making the right to food a reality

    Response to recommendations by independent working group on food poverty.

  236. Calls to halt harmful cuts

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

  237. Action on funeral poverty

    Better advice and support for planning funerals.

  238. Living Wage set at £8.45

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

  239. More support for low income households

    £9.2 million given out during times of crisis.

  240. £2 million funding allocated

    Cashback for Communities to benefit 40 groups.

  241. PIP failing disabled people

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

  242. Action on funeral poverty

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

  243. Child Poverty Bill: consultation

    This consultation sets our proposals for a Child Poverty Bill.

  244. Consultation on ending child poverty

    Low income families ‘a priority.’

  245. Scottish Welfare Fund

    More than 200,000 households helped thanks to scheme.

  246. Tackling food poverty

    Treating people justly and fairly.

  247. Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2014/15

    National Statistics on poverty in Scotland for 2014/15.

  248. Homelessness in Scotland decreases

    Homeless applications also reduced.

  249. Homelessness and Housing Options statistics published

    A National and Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  250. Affordable homes target exceeded by 10%

    Scotland leads way in UK.

  251. Child Poverty Strategy: annual report, 2012

    The first progress report on our Child Poverty Strategy.

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