WASPI: explained in 200 words

The Tories have drastically sped-up the equalisation of the State Pension Age – denying women born in the 1950s the pensions they are due. This has affected 2.6 million women and led to an increase in poverty.


How we’re working to end homelessness

Scotland has made huge progress in tackling homelessness. In fact, some of the action taken has been truly world leading. We have seen homelessness decrease in Scotland but we are also aware of worrying signs of an increase in rough sleeping.



Letter to the Brexit Secretary: share the Brexit analysis with the public

Below is the letter sent by Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, to the UK Brexit Secretary, on the Brexit sectoral analysis.



The Tory budget means we’re all going to be much poorer for much longer

Sorry if I’m the one bearing the bad news, but the truth is, we are all going to be much poorer for much longer than anybody thought possible.



Helping children develop and maintain a love of reading

We believe that reading has the power to change lives. Encouraging children to read for pleasure can have a significant impact on wellbeing and boost educational attainment.



Made in Scotland: securing our manufacturing future

Manufacturing is hugely important to Scotland’s economy, accounting for over half of our international exports and employing nearly 190,000 people across the country.



Every child deserves a forever home

As a former Children's Panel member, I know that there are so many wonderful children across Scotland that need and deserve somewhere to belong and to be happy.



Our plan for Scotland: tackling poverty and inequality

We have set out bold new measures to make Scotland the fairer nation we all want it to be. Here’s just some of what we’ll do in the next year to tackle poverty and inequality.



The future’s far from bright in Brexit Britain

The UK Chancellor has published his budget plans for the year ahead. When you look beyond all the Tory smoke and mirrors, this budget makes very gloomy reading.


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