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  • Poverty Alliance - A Scotland for All of Us manifesto

    Created: 30/03/2021

    In the lead-up to the 2021 Scottish Election, the Poverty Alliance has launched A Scotland for All of Us, a package of measures that all of Scotland’s political parties are being urged to back in order to loosen the grip of poverty on the lives of people across Scotland. The measures include:

    • Committing to a Minimum Income Guarantee, which would ensure that nobody in Scotland had an income below an agreed minimum level;
    • At least doubling the new Scottish Child Payment, and increasing financial support for unpaid carers and disabled people;
    • Extending free bus travel to more young people and to people on low incomes;
    • Ending digital exclusion, by providing low cost or free broadband to low income households;
    • Attaching conditions to all public sector grants, funding and contracts that require payment of the real Living Wage and Fair Work;
    • Adjusting our income tax levels and thresholds to fund greater investment in tackling poverty and exploring the use of wealth taxes;
    • Giving communities a greater say over how money is spent in their local area.

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