Unite renewed calls for an immediate increase to the national minimum wage to tackle in-work poverty, following publication of a Living Wage Commission report.
The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) will call for the state pension to increase from £113 a week to £175, in a bid to help lift older people out of poverty.
Thousands of Scotland’s most disadvantaged children, young people and families are set to benefit from £15 million new funding over the next year, Aileen Campbell has announced.
Trussell Trust told to think more carefully about speaking out against government figures and welfare cuts, otherwise “the government might try to shut you down”.
Benefit Sanctions Blamed For 54% Surge In Food Bank Demand As 20 Million Meals Given To Poorest In 2013
Big rise in UK food poverty sees 20m meals given out in last year
Increase in usage comes from poor in affluent areas due to rise in food prices while disposable income fell, says charity report
Child poverty commission points to 'credibility gap' at heart of the government's child poverty strategy
Critics say spikes treat homeless 'like pigeons' as residents fear short ground spikes at doorway are to deter rough sleepers
Charities and food aid organisations can apply to the fund for help in addressing the issue of malnutrition and food poverty in communities across Scotland.
Michael McMahon MSP: The UK Government can no longer ignore the evidence that their welfare reforms are having a real impact on people's ability to feed themselves.
All-party parliamentary inquiry, co-chaired by Labour's Frank Field, finds evidence behind growth in food banks
The study warns that a dwindling social housing stock in Northern Ireland and reforms to welfare benefits risks 'pushing more people into increased financial hardship and homelessness'.
The UK is becoming an "unsympathetic and uncaring state", say The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).
Coalition welfare cuts are pushing previously law abiding citizens into "poverty crime", with the number of people stealing food from stores at a nine year high.
Over 160,000 children from poorer families are not receiving the free school means they are entitled to as parents are failing to claim, it has been revealed.