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Building a More Equal Scotland: Designing Scotland’s Poverty and Inequality Commission

Building a More Equal Scotland: Designing Scotland’s Poverty and Inequality Commission
48 pages

Authors
McQuigg, Ryan
Stuart, Francis
Eiser, David

Publication date
27 Apr 2017

DOI
10.21201/2017.9583

ISBN
978-0-85598-958-3

Publisher
Oxfam GB

Type
Research report

In 2015 Oxfam Scotland called for the creation of an Inequality Commission, building on Scotland’s politicians from across all parties stating their support to tackle economic inequality.  The Scottish government has committed to establishing a Poverty and Inequality Commission in 2017–18, but its design will be critical.

This report, produced in collaboration with the Fraser of Allander Institute, explores the scale of inequality in Scotland and the drivers behind it. The report examines some, but not all, of the intersecting and overlapping dimensions of economic inequality and poverty – as well as potential policy responses and the powers of the Scottish Parliament.

The report then explores lessons from the work of previous commissions and makes a series of recommendations for the Scottish government as it establishes the new Poverty and Inequality Commission.

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