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Holiday Hunger – Discover!

In the first of a new blog series highlighting positive work to address the Commission’s actions, Brenda Black of Edinburgh Community Food looks at an aspect of food insecurity. For four years, Edinburgh Community Food (ECF) has partnered with City of Edinburgh...

Council Budget focuses on poverty

Overview On 18 February 2021, Elected Members of the City of Edinburgh Council approved, at their Annual Budget, that over £1 billion be spent in the Budget in the next year to deliver services across communities in Edinburgh. This is the first Budget published since...

A Just Capital: Charting a Course to Fair Work in Edinburgh

This blog was originally produced for the Fair Work Convention by Dr Jim McCormick, reflecting on his time chairing the Edinburgh Poverty Commission and how the city can promote the principles of fair work. It was published on 22 March 2021. A year on from the first...

Can Edinburgh build its way out of poverty?

There is no pathway to ending poverty in Edinburgh without resolving the city’s housing and homelessness crisis, writes our guest blogger, Professor Glen Bramley from the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research at Heriot Watt University. The city of...

Blog: End Poverty Edinburgh – The Baton Holders

On Tuesday, the City of Edinburgh’s Policy and Sustainability Committee agreed the actions set out in the End Poverty in Edinburgh Delivery Plan 2020-30, published by the Council last week. This is a significant step in meeting the Edinburgh Poverty Commission’s call...

Blog: End Poverty in Edinburgh Delivery Plan 2020-30

2 December 2020 When we launched our final report, A Just Capital , we specifically asked public bodies to endorse our Call to Action. The City of Edinburgh Council, was yesterday (1 December), first off the mark and Councillors on the local authority’s Policy and...

Ending Poverty in Edinburgh Delivery Plan 2020-2030

At yesterday’s (1 December 2020) the City of Edinburgh Council’s Policy and Sustainability Committee, agreed the Ending Poverty in Edinburgh Delivery Plan 2020-2030 outlining how the Council will rise to the challenge of ending poverty in Edinburgh by 2030. Ahead of...

Living Wage Week articles

A Just Capital identified action needed for Edinburgh’s employers, Trades Unions, social enterprises, and public sector bodies to come together in a new collective to make Edinburgh a Living Wage City with a shared commitment to the actions needed to at least double...

A Just Capital: Final Report Launch Event

On 30 September we hosted an online event to coincide with the publication of our final report, A Just Capital: Actions to End Poverty in Edinburgh. This was a hugely popular event with over 220 people tuning in from across the country to learn about the Commission’s...

Council agrees Commission’s actions

At yesterday’s (6 October 2020) meeting of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Policy and Sustainability Committee, our final report, A Just Capital: Actions to End Poverty in Edinburgh, setting Edinburgh the challenge to end poverty by 2030 was considered and accepted by...

End Poverty Edinburgh – Films

As part of our launch event of our final report, A Just Capital: Actions to End Poverty in Edinburgh, we spoke to four citizens about their experiences of living in poverty in the city. Thanks to Sarah, Linda, Iscah and Paul for their time, knowledge and input. All...