Thousands of commercial units are lying empty across Scotland’s town centres, sparking concerns that more businesses will shut as the cost of living crisis deepens.
Post Office closures are cutting communities across Scotland off from vital services, with disabled people saying they are paying a premium without regular access to cash point and financial services.
Around 1.2 million Scots say they are struggling to keep up with household bills and credit commitments.
Almost a third of Scottish jobs are being advertised online at under the real living wage, according to exclusive research by The Ferret, prompting campaigners to condemn the “scandal” of low pay across the country.
The firm appointed as the special administrator of the failed energy company, Bulb, in a £1.7bn taxpayer funded bailout has links to tax havens, The Ferret can reveal.
The owners of Scotland’s onshore wind farms will only pay ‘loose change’ to communities this year.
Scots farmers are facing cost rises of up to 200 per cent and warning a tsunami of escalating prices could mean further price rises in shops - and even food shortages leading to “civil unrest”.
The UK Government has refused to reveal how much of taxpayers’ money has been given to a fertiliser firm whose US parent corporation is worth around £9bn.
Low earners in Scotland face paying more than half of their salary on rent, analysis of nearly 4,500 rental listings by The Ferret has found.