The number of people who have had their benefits sanctioned in Scotland has doubled over the last three years.
A Glasgow hotel housing vulnerable homeless people is being run “like an open prison” while charging £1,400 a month for cramped and rundown rooms, it is alleged.
Scotland’s Trades Union Congress (STUC) has issued a call for further Scottish Government intervention on the cost of living crisis as it co-hosts a nationwide summit on the issue.
Around 1.2 million Scots say they are struggling to keep up with household bills and credit commitments.
The cost of living crisis will leave victims of domestic violence “even more vulnerable” and potentially “trap” them with their abuser, campaigners have warned.
The UK Government has awarded a £14 million COP26 contract to a company which sacked dozens of workers just weeks before Christmas 2020.
Campaigners claim the Scottish Welfare Fund is a “postcode lottery” with success rates and amounts granted varying across the country.
Campaigners in Scotland have urged the Scottish Government to decriminalise sex work, as many suffer during the coronavirus lockdown.
A charity in Glasgow that counsels torture survivors is among 60 organisations urging the UK government to increase the asylum support allowance during the Covid-19 pandemic.