Scottish Poverty and Inequality Commission

Poverty commission 'shocked' at 'underutilised' Scottish Welfare Fund

Councils in Scotland could have spent £5.8 million more to help people over lockdown if it were to match the increased Scottish Welfare Fund provided by the Scottish Government at the outset of the crisis, according to a new report.

Published 31 August 2020

New poverty commission role for Queens Cross chief executive

Queens Cross Housing Association chief executive Shona Stephen has been appointed as one of eight new commissioners by the new Poverty and Inequalities Commission.

Published 16 August 2019

Scottish housing wealth inequality on the rise

Property wealth held in Scotland has increased ten-fold over the last 50 years, but the last decade has been marked by rising housing wealth inequality, according to a new Resolution Foundation report.

Published 31 July 2019