cost of living



Cost of living crisis: visiting Glasgow South West Foodbank

15th April 2022

Our writer Ben talks to the organiser of a food bank in the South West of Glasgow about the cost of living crisis and the ever-changing role of organisations like hers in civil society. Would a 12-year old growing up today know of a Britain without food banks? It’s unlikely. But what is it that ...


Fighting over Partygate won’t solve the cost-of-living-crisis

28th February 2022

While the Tory party remains embroiled in the Partygate scandal, the cost of basic amenities is spiralling out of control. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ll have noticed that Boris Johnson is about one more awkward photograph away from losing his position as prime minister. Across the major news outlets the scandal ...


NUS Scotland calls for students to receive a £150 cost-of-living payment

27th February 2022

Trade Union demand for the Scottish government to properly represent students.  The National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland is calling for students to be included in the £150 cost-of-living payments from the Scottish government. Students are currently excluded from the initiative as they are exempt from council tax. Research from the NUS has shown the ...


George Square protesters demand action to oppose the increasing cost of living

27th February 2022

Hundreds of protesters rallied in the city centre to call on the government to “tax the rich”, as the rise in energy costs is expected to hit low-income families the hardest. A large group of demonstrators gathered in the rain at George Square on Saturday 12 February to protest against the cost of living crisis, ...