Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Fact of the Day

 Child poverty in Scotland has been on the rise for the past few years.

Figures released last week revealed that, before Covid, a quarter of all children in Scotland - around 240,000 - were living below the breadline.

Two thirds of them come from families who are in work.

 The pandemic has likely made that problem worse.

 In the last year, the number of people claiming Universal Credit in Scotland doubled - suggesting many families are struggling.

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