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What next for Human Rights?, 25/06/15 [S]
The UK Government should call a halt in its attempts to repeal the Human Rights Act and introduce a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice Alex Neil has demanded.

Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland: 2013/14, 25/06/15 [S]
The latest National Statistics on poverty and income inequality in Scotland, up to and including 2013/14.

Poverty in Scotland, 25/06/15 [S]
A booklet setting out poverty statistics from 2013/14, alongside stories from people with experience of living in poverty. This is a joint publication between the Scottish Government and the Poverty Truth Commission.

210,000 children in relative poverty, 25/06/15 [S]
New figures which reveal 210,000 children are living in relative poverty in Scotland after housing costs have been paid, have been condemned as ‘unacceptable’ by Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil.

Food Bank Use Oral Question, 25/06/15 [S]
During First Minister's Question Time on 25 June 2015 Stuart McMillan (SNP) asked the First Minister what analysis the Scottish Government will make of the impact on food bank usage as a result of Scotland’s share of the further £12 billion in welfare reductions announced by the United Kingdom Government.

Rallying call on new powers for Scotland, 24/06/15 [S]
Charities and groups that work with people who receive benefits will play a crucial role in developing Scotland’s new social security powers, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil will say today.

First Minister appoints poverty adviser, 23/06/15 [S]
The Scottish Government’s efforts to alleviate poverty and tackle inequality will be subject to independent scrutiny by a new adviser, appointed today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Social Security for Scotland: Benefits being devolved to the Scottish Parliament, 16/06/15 [S]
A document providing an initial examination of the benefits which are set to be devolved to Scotland under the Smith Commission recommendations.

More powers for Scotland, 15/06/15 [S]
Proposals to give Scotland more powers to create and protect jobs, lift people out of poverty and create a fairer society have been published.

Call for Evidence - Widening Access to Higher Education in the UK, 01/06/15 - 20/07/15 [S]
The recent Programme for Government sets out the Scottish Government’s vision of a fairer, more equal Scotland. Central to that vision is the ambition that a child born today in one of our most deprived communities should, by the time he or she leaves school, have the same chance of accessing higher education as a child born in one of our least deprived.