Social Justice & Poverty

A cynical move to undermine charity campaigning

Susan Smith argues businesses taking out a full-page advert criticising a charity is a dangerous move to undermine charity campaigning

16th August 2017 by Susan Smith

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Hip hop filmmaker takes on unjust care tax

Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi, 23, is the director and star of a music video campaigning against the so-called care tax.

15th August 2017 by TFN Guest

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Micro volunteering allows me to help women on the other side of the world

Ellie Hutchinson, 35, talks about her new role as an e-mentor for Women’s Worldwide Web

1st August 2017 by TFN Guest

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How Scotland has been encouraging England to improve transgender equality

​James Morton believes Scotland's progress with transgender rights is a model for the rest of the UK

26th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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Bethany gave me the tools to rebuild my life

David, 30, was helped out of homelessness by Bethany House, an emergency resettlement unit in Edinburgh.

17th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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How the third sector can use litigation for change

Mhairi Snowden says charities can make the law work for them

10th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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How fit are our personal finances?

Yvonne MacDermid on the big debate to be had over our personal debt, now at its highest level in a decade

30th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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Fairer welfare system means no private sector in disability assessments

As Scotland's social security bill is published, the social security minister confirms no private contractors will take part in disability benefit assessments

21st June 2017 by TFN Guest

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GE17: Solidarity, equality and fairness for all

Peter Kelly says poverty must move to the top of the agenda now the election's over

9th June 2017 by TFN Guest

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The UK’s first ever manifesto for charity shops

Shona Ferrier says is time politicians took note of the vital contribution charity retail makes to local communities

30th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Social security is a human right – not just a nice thing

Judith Robertson explains why she believes there is a public misconception about the right to social security

25th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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General election debate too quiet on disability issues

Delia Henry argues the concerns of 1 million Scots living with a disability or long-term health condition should be more prominent in the election

24th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Brendan Cox: unite against cowardly attacks and heal our divisions

Brendan Cox says cowardly attacks cause great pain - but they must not drive us apart

23rd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Welfare cuts only stigmatise the poorest

Danny Saviola is a welfare rights manager for See Change in the Borders

23rd May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Why is shared parenting still a dirty term in the UK?

Ian Maxwell is heading to Boston to hear how shared parenting is being recognised as the best way forward for children around the world

22nd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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Apprenticeship levy will costs us £130,000 this year

Edel Harris calls on charities to join her in campaigning for more support for organisations that can ill afford the new tax on apprenticeships

16th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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GE17: vote for the right to live well

Ian Welsh says the outcome of this year's snap General Election will determine whether we are a nation where everyone has the right to live well

16th May 2017 by TFN Guest

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The hard right of the living dead – the march of the Tory hordes

Graham Martin watches in horror as the Scottish Tories reanimate

10th May 2017 by Graham Martin

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Creating a better, fairer social security system

Social security minister Jeane Freeman outlines her vision for a better, fairer social security system run from Scotland

3rd May 2017 by TFN Guest

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