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Vice Chair Cllr Cammy Day calls for the Maximise project to be widened across Edinburgh. He notes that there is £80million in unclaimed benefits by the city’s residents. Go to the full article on the Evening News website.
Cllr Alasdair Rankin discusses how the City of Edinburgh Council are developing their budget with poverty and sustainability in mind. Go to the full article on the Evening News Website.
Vice Chair Cllr Cammy Day calls for more funding for social housing and reflects on the rise of the number of people who are ‘hidden’ homeless in Edinburgh. Go to the full article on the Evening News website.
The Edinburgh Poverty Commission considers the benefits of ending precarious contracts and promoting a living wage city to lift 43,000 workers out of poverty. Go to the full article on the Evening News website.
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The survey can be accessed here and will remain open until Friday 31 January 2020. Ahead of publishing our final recommendations in March, we are working on a short project to capture what people really think about poverty in Edinburgh. Collaborating with researchers...
People living on low incomes in Edinburgh have decried the city’s high living costs and called for increased action to loosen the grip of poverty in their lives, in a new report published today.
One of the key characteristics of a successful, sustainable business is the ability to collaborate effectively, writes Commissioner Sandy MacDonald in the latest issue of ‘Business Comment’.
It’s now a year since the Edinburgh Poverty Commission was formally launched. As we move into the final stretch of our work, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the journey we’ve been on so far, and the encounters that have shaped our thinking.