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No One Written Off: Reforming welfare to reward responsibility
This is a response to the latest phase in the UK Government's programme of welfare reform. This Green Paper contained important proposals in a number of key areas (October 2008)
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Tackling Poverty and Inequality in Scotland
In January 2008 the Scottish Government issued a discussion paper on approaches to tackling poverty and inequality in Scotland. This paper is the Poverty Alliance's repsonse to the discussion paper (July 2008)
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Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum
The Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum advises the Scottish Government on how to tackle the problem of fuel poverty. This is a response to a call for evidence from the Forum before it made new recommendations to the Scottish Government
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Petition on School Clothing Grants
In 2007 the Dundee Anti-Poverty Forum submitted a petition to the Scottish Parliament calling for a review of the school clothing grants system in Scotland. (March 2007)
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Scottish Affairs Committee Inquiry into Poverty in Scotland
In 2006 the UK Parliament's Scottish Affairs Committee carried out a wide ranging enquiry into poverty in Scotland. This is the Alliance's written input to the inquiry (October 2006)
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A New Deal for Welfare: Empowering People to Work
This response to the DWP sets out the Poverty Alliance's positions on a number of key areas, including increased conditionality, income adequacy and role of employers (April 2006)
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School Meals (Health and Nutrition) Bill
This is a response to the committee stage of the Free School Meals Bill. (November 2006)
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Exemption of Prescription Charges
This consultation looked at the options for extending the exemptions over prescription charges to new groups and for new conditions. (April 2006)
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Council Tax Replacement
This written evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Transport and Local Government in relation to the Scottish Service Tax argue's the case for a system of local taxation which better takes into account ability to pay. (September 2005)
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Free School Meals
This response gives the broad arguments in favour of free school meals for all Scottish children. (October 2005)
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