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FiCS welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Smith Commission. As an anti-poverty organisation, it is limiting its comments to those steps which it believes can most effectively tackle poverty and inequality. Its comments arise out of the broad work of the organisation in many of Scotland’s very poorest communities and, in particular, the work of the Poverty Truth Commission. We used a gathering of the Friends of the Poverty Truth Commission to gather insights from those directly impacted by poverty to inform our feedback to the Smith Commission.

Read the full text of the Submission  –  Smith Commission 30th October 2014.pdf