Children aged between five and 12 years old from deprived areas are at a higher risk of being excluded from school than those from more affluent areas.
An analysis of all 631 Scottish companies that use opaque financial structures has revealed that only three were formed by residents of Scotland.
Dozens of firms registered at an Edinburgh address involve a man sanctioned by the United Nations who is linked to a gas tycoon blacklisted by the UK Government for aiding Russia’s occupation of Ukraine.
Scottish councils still overwhelmingly use paint for road markings that damages the environment, The Ferret can reveal.
The UK’s chief spin doctor at the COP26 climate conference is on secondment from a PR company which works for fossil fuel firms, The Ferret can reveal.
Two Edinburgh addresses are cited as the official headquarters for businesses that use opaque financial structures linked to alleged money laundering and tax abuse, The Ferret can reveal.