Fri 09 Dec 2014
Red warning issued Poverty across scotland

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Today’s outlook: Bleak

With a sixth of people living in Scotland unable to afford to heat their homes this winter and a fifth of children in Scotland officially living below the breadline, poverty in Scotland is a much more widespread problem than you might have realised. Here you can see how things are looking across Scotland this week and into the future.

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How many people in Scotland are living in poverty right now?
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  • 150,000
  • 500,000
  • More than 850,000

Long term outlook

Breaking news


Scottish Childcare costs ‘a route to poverty’

Scottish Childcare costs ‘a route to poverty’

The cost of childcare in Scotland is a “route to in-work poverty”, according to a report.

Citizens Advice Scotland said the average cost of putting a child aged 2-5 in nursery for 25 hours a week was £5,307 a year.

Warn others about the bleak outlook before it’s too late…

“Poverty is the biggest storm to ever hit Scotland. Take a look at the forecast”