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Fuel poverty rates in Scotland increased to 31% of all households in 2022, of which more than 18% were in extreme fuel poverty, the latest Scottish House Condition Survey has found.

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Older people’s financial hardship charity Independent Age has urged the Scottish Government to include plans for a pensioner poverty strategy in its upcoming Programme for Government. Around one in seven pensioners in Scotland are in poverty, a number that has risen by a quarter in the la

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