Persistent poverty stable

2022-04-01T12:57:14+01:00April 1st, 2022|Scottish Government|

A new report states that between 2016 and 2020, one tenth of people in Scotland were in persistent poverty after housing costs. Persistent poverty identifies individuals who live in relative poverty (have a household income of less than 60% of the UK median) for at least three years out of the last four.

Blue Economy Vision launch

2022-04-01T12:56:26+01:00April 1st, 2022|Scottish Government|

Scotland’s ambition for a world-leading ‘Blue Economy’ has been set out in a vision document. The Blue Economy is sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, while preserving the health of marine and coastal ecosystem.

Alcohol and Drug use and trauma informed practice

2022-04-01T12:55:42+01:00April 1st, 2022|Scottish Government|

The Improvement Service, in partnership with COSLA, the Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland, has published a document to support all professionals working with people and families affected by alcohol and drug use to strengthen awareness and understanding about trauma-informed practice.

Recorded Crime in Scotland – February 2022

2022-03-25T14:01:36+00:00March 25th, 2022|Scottish Government|

 This bulletin presents information on the number of crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland during February 2022. It also includes a comparison with the equivalent month of the previous two years.

Getting the Right Change strategy

2022-03-25T14:00:46+00:00March 25th, 2022|Scottish Government|

Getting the Right Change strategy contains current initiatives and future actions to help fulfil the government vision for successful, profitable retail businesses, creation of new, better jobs and to become an exemplar for inclusive growth

Best Start, Bright Futures: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2022-26

2022-03-25T13:59:27+00:00March 25th, 2022|Scottish Government|

The Scottish Government has published its second Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan due under the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017. Outlining action for the period 2022-2026. Part A focuses on providing the opportunities and support needed to enter, sustain and progress in work – including a new employability offer to parents and improvements to the support structures needed [...]