Edinburgh Poverty Commission

Professor Glen Bramley: Can Edinburgh build its way out of poverty?

In a guest blog for the Edinburgh Poverty Commission, Professor Glen Bramley from the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research at Heriot-Watt University, writes that there is no pathway to ending poverty in Edinburgh without resolving the city’s housing and homelessness crisis.

Published 7 December 2020

Housing 'the single most important' factor in reducing poverty in Edinburgh

There is no solution to poverty in Edinburgh without resolving the city’s housing and homelessness crisis, according to a wide-ranging report which has called on the Scottish Government, as an urgent priority, to ensure the city has the right funding and support to meet its social housing expansion needs.

Published 30 September 2020

Dr Jim McCormick: A Just Capital: Actions to End Poverty in Edinburgh

As the Edinburgh Poverty Commission launches its final report today, chair Dr Jim McCormick sets out the Commission’s journey, what it has learned along the way, and what it is calling for next.

Published 30 September 2020

Report reveals impact of coronavirus on poverty in Edinburgh

The leader of the City of Edinburgh Council has outlined the measures the local authority will take after a report from the Edinburgh Poverty Commission outlined the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on residents in the city.

Published 19 May 2020

Expert highlights rent controls as key to reducing poverty in Edinburgh

The independent chair of a commission tasked with tackling poverty in Edinburgh has called for the introduction of strict rent controls in the city.

Published 30 April 2019

Expert to lead new Edinburgh Poverty Commission

The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed an independent chair to lead a new commission which will shine a light on and recommend ways to address poverty in the capital.

Published 3 October 2018