Poverty in Scotland 2021: towards a 2030 without poverty.

Friday 26th March Online 10 am until 12 noon

We are inviting you to join us from 10am to 12noon on Friday 26th March for an online discussion and debate on Poverty in Scotland 2021, the latest in a series of books published by CPAG in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University SPIRU and WiSE Centre, The Poverty Alliance and I-SPHERE, Heriot-Watt University.

Confirmed speakers include editors and contributors to the book John H McKendrick (co-Director of the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit), Angela O’Hagan (Deputy Director of the WISE Centre for Economic Justice), Jamie Livingstone (Head of Oxfam Scotland), Lucy Mulvagh (the ALLIANCE), Kay Sillars (UNISON), Laura Robertson (Poverty Alliance) as well as Linda Craik of End Poverty Edinburgh. Confirmed political panel members include Neil Gray MP and Pauline McNeill MSP and Satwat Rehman (CEO, OPFS) will provide concluding observations.

With Scotland having set statutory targets towards ending child poverty by 2030, and wider commitments made to eradicate poverty and hunger altogether, this event will be an opportunity to hear about and discuss this state of the nation assessment of how far the country has come in achieving anti-poverty goals , and what is now needed to make them a reality.

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Best regards,

John H McKendrick, John Dickie, Fiona McHardy, Angela O’Hagan, Stephen Sinclair, Morag C Treanor

Editors, Poverty in Scotland 2021