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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 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.
The Edinburgh Poverty Commission explores how free access to public transport could be a tool for tackling poverty. Go to the full article on the Edinburgh Evening News website.
Blogs and other updates
Sandy MacDonald is a member of the Edinburgh Poverty Commission, and Head of Sustainability at Standard Life Aberdeen plc. As the Chair of Living Wage Scotland’s Leadership Group, he discusses during ‘Living Wage Week’, how employers can make a positive difference.
Mary Alexander is a member of the Edinburgh Poverty Commission, and Assistant Scottish Secretary of Unite. During ‘Living Wage Week’ she reflects here on the experiences of workers in Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe.
Commissioner Craig Sanderson recently wrote an opinion piece in the Evening News reflecting on his career and the opportunities the Edinburgh Poverty Commission has to end poverty.
The Poverty Alliance are conducting city-wide research on the lived experience of poverty in a project running until April 2020. Go to the full article on The Poverty Alliance website.