Wed 28 Sep 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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Long term outlook

Breaking news


Poverty mostly hits young people in Scotland

Poverty mostly hits young people in Scotland

Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) found that one in four people under 30 is at risk of financial hardship.

Its report said the poverty faced by young adults contrasts with an improving picture for other age groups.

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