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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.

The new minimum wage rate won't move families out of poverty

John Dickie, director of Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, sets out the principles that will enable Scotland to combat the scourge of poverty

English umbrella organisation says volunteering leads to paid work

​Consumer advice group welcomes new regulators payday loan review promise

Major campaign will particularly target men

Education programmes will be curtailed after cuts to funding

Enterprise minister backs CAS campaign to end excessive charges to rural areas.

A bill proposed to empower communities has been accused of doing the opposite by disability campaigners.

Tressa Burke, chief executive of Glasgow Disability Alliance, explains why her organisation is objecting to the community empowerment bill