Thu 30 Oct 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
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Long term outlook

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Nicola Sturgeon warns that welfare reforms will plunge 20,000 children into poverty

Nicola Sturgeon warns that welfare reforms will plunge 20,000 children into poverty

The Deputy First Minister warned the Chancellor’s latest welfare proposals would put thousands of youngsters at risk of homelessness.

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