The Poverty Alliance, alongside other anti-poverty organisations, has highlighted the immediate challenges for people living on low-incomes during the coronavirus pandemic.
With households across the UK losing income, as a result of many workers being furloughed and others seeing a cut in their hours and pay many families are struggling to cope with issues such as access to food, energy bills and everyday living costs, there are being exacerbated with the failings of Universal credit system.
Labour MSP, Neil Findlay MSP said:
“Yet again, those on the lowest incomes have been hardest hit throughout this crisis.
“This Coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the fundamental inequality that exists in our society with low paid workers, the poor and the vulnerable being most at risk of plunging deeper into poverty. We have to change the way our society and economy works to ensure that no one is left behind.”.