As many as almost three in four adults in Scotland became so stressed at some point during the past year that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. That’s according to the Mental Health Foundation, whose latest research suggests that Scotland has become a severely stressed out nation. Around 80 per cent of women and […]
Shortening school holidays over the summer months would help take some of the financial pressures off families throughout Scotland.
Young people across the UK should each be given £10,000 as they reach the age of 25 in order help rebalance wealth and financial security levels across generations. That’s according to the Resolution Foundation, a prominent thinktank which commissioned a diverse panel of experts to look at issues relating to intergenerational economics and fairness. The […]
Scotland has become the first country in the world to introduce laws to ensure there are minimum prices charged per unit on all alcoholic products sold nationwide.
People dealing with mental health crises and debt problems will in future be given the opportunity to gain some respite from their creditors. The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute has successfully persuaded the government that its policy of giving people with problem debt ‘breathing space’ from their creditors if they seek debt advice should be extended to include anyone getting help from the NHS’ mental health crisis services.
The scale of reliance on food banks across the UK reached record high levels over the course of the financial year 2017-18. That’s according to the Trussell Trust, which operates a nationwide network of food banks and says that its teams gave out a total of 1.3 million food parcels during its most recently assessed […]