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Comment: Poverty and income inequality statistics for 2015/16

Comment: Poverty and income inequality statistics for 2015/16

16 March 2017

Alison Watson comments on today’s Poverty and Income Inequality statistics.

Comment: Poverty and income inequality statistics for 2015/16

Housing Benefit: withdrawing entitlement from 18-21 year olds

3 March 2017

Commenting on the new regulations on the housing element of Universal Credit which exclude many 18-21 year-olds from getting housing benefit with only minor exemptions, Adam Lang, Head of Communications and Policy at Shelter Scotland, said:

Housing Benefit: withdrawing entitlement from 18-21 year olds

Health and fuel poverty projects mapped

7 February 2017

The vital and sometimes life-saving work carried out by dozens of organisations across Scotland that tackle health issues caused by fuel poverty has been mapped in a new report.

Health and fuel poverty projects mapped

Homeless families spend longer in temporary housing

7 February 2017

The increasing time spent in temporary accommodation by homeless families with children in Scotland is now far too long and risks harming their health and wellbeing.

Homeless families spend longer in temporary housing
Trip to the doctors could include financial check-up

Trip to the doctors could include financial check-up

31 January 2017

People in some of the most deprived areas of Glasgow and Dundee are being offered a new service where an appointment with their doctor could also see them referred to money and debt advisors within the same health-centre.

Trip to the doctors could include financial check-up

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