Friday, February 07, 2020

Scotland's Poverty

Scotland currently has 19% of households living in poverty, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) said.

That is just over one million people.

More than three in five people in poverty are in a working family and in-work poverty has risen from 10% of workers 20 years ago to 13% now.

In Scotland, 19% of the lowest income households have problem debt - the highest across the UK. Among the richest fifth in Scotland, the figure is just 1%.

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