Gordon Brown: Two in five Scottish kids could be living in poverty by end of 2020s
As boys and girls all over Scotland return to school for the new term, more than ever will turn up undernourished, deprived and ill-equipped.
The full and grim extent of worsening child poverty has been revealed in a little-known paper, commissioned by the Scottish Government. It shows that more than 400,000 Scottish children face the prospect of falling into poverty during the coming decade.
Almost two Scottish kids in every five could be in poverty by the end of the 2020s – as poverty numbers rise from just under
31 per cent of children in 2018 to 34.5 per cent by 2020 and then to about... read more
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