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The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

Calum Irving explains why volunteering bodies across Scotland are rejecting the government's Community Work Placem

Citizens Advice Scotland welcomes increase in complaints to the ombudsman saying people are more willing to report rogue lenders

Protestors vow to defy Commonwealth Games protest plans

Gerry Conlon: he fought the law and injustice but bore the scars

The number of sanctions given to people on Jobseekers Allowance has more than doubled since 2010

Some households need to have more than doubled their income since 2008 for an adequate standard of living

Sanne Velthuis believes the truth about real poverty is hidden beneath the latest government statistics and much more must be done to tackle the issue

Campaigners shocked at official poverty figures

John Dickie explains why cuts affecting the poorest members of our society risk adding £6bn to the public spending bill