The Fairer Fife Commission was established by Fife Council in September 2014 and given the remit to:
‘Take a strategic overview of the scale, scope and nature of poverty in Fife and the effectiveness of activity currently undertaken to address such poverty. To report with recommendations to Fife Council and Fife Partnership by November 2015.’
The Commission was totally independent of Fife Council and its partners. Membership was made up of senior figues, who gave up their time freely, from across public, private and voluntary sectors. Establishing the Commission fulfilled a desire for independent input into what the priorities for Fife Council should be in tackling poverty and inequality.
Its work was based around four themes:
The Commission's report "Fairness Matters" was published on November 30, 2015 listing over 40 recommendations to deliver a "significantly fairer Fife by 2030."
Read a full copy of the report below and watch a video which showcases some of the people Commissioners spoke to over the course of the year.