Poverty

UK Poverty 2023: The essential guide to understanding poverty in the UK

Author / Creator: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Media type: Report

Date published: 2023

"Looking at the geography of poverty, Northern Ireland and Scotland continue to have lower poverty rates than England and Wales and, within England, the North East and London have the highest rates."  Scottish government policies have reduced the poverty rate, but it continues to increase, just not as fast as the rest of the UK..


Evaluation Strategy for the Attainment Scotland Fund 2022-2026

Author / Creator: Scottish Government

Media type: Report

Date published: 2022

use education to improve outcomes for children and young people impacted by poverty with a focus on tackling the poverty-related attainment gap to deliver on the Scottish Government’s vision of equity and excellence in education


Children Shouldn't be Hungry

Author / Creator: Robin McAlpine

Media type: Opinion

Date published: 2022

In Scotland, a thousand children a year are hospitalised because of malnutrition. 


Inequality in Scotland: despite Nordic aspirations, things are not improving

Author / Creator: Gwilym Pryce

Media type: Article

Date published:

The latest estimate [2081] suggests that inequality in Scotland is now higher that it was in 2008, moving it closer to the inequality score for Great Britain than the Nordic one.


One in five people in Scotland now live in poverty – here’s what’s being done to tackle it

Author / Creator: John H McKendrick

Media type: Article

Date published:

The latest estimate (2018) is that one million people in Scotland are living in relative poverty – that is, after housing costs, they are left with a household income that is below 60% of the national median.