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Jamie Livingstone explains how he coped living on £1 a day for a week, and how it compared to a life of poverty at home or abroad

Steven McAvoy, Enable welfare rights adviser, recounts an incident that highlights why benefits sanctions don't save money or help people find work

Over 200 people attended a Glasgow protest in support of efforts to release abducted Nigerian school girls

Charity finds half of Scots entitled to working tax credits may be missing out

Evidence of benefit sanction targets has been uncovered by the Public and Commercial Services Union

Financial discrimination of disabled people must end

The underlying causes of poverty need to be addressed, poverty conference is told

Department for Work and Pensions civil servant horrifies MSPs after claiming poor people make an economic choice to visit foodbanks

Robert Armour argues that stigmatising the poor has a wide reaching impact on society as a whole