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Priced Out: The Cost of Living in Scotland launches on Tuesday– the latest of our special series of reports – and is set to bring insight into topics like wages, housing and food prices.  

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'Postcode lottery' as low earners face paying more than half salary on rent

Low earners in Scotland face paying more than half of their salary on rent, while middle earners could be paying more than a third, analysis of nearly 4,500 rental listings by The Ferret has found

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Scots renters forced into bidding war driving up prices amid housing crisis

Renters across Scotland are being asked to outbid one another to secure a home, which campaigners say is driving up prices for tenants amidst a housing crisis.

HeraldScotland:

Renters who viewed both city and rural properties told The Ferret, and tenant’s union, Living Rent, that letting agencies encouraged them to offer higher than advertised monthly rates or up to six months’ rent up front to increase their chances of a lease.

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Food shortages and 'civil unrest' fears as Scots farmers face price rise 'tsunami'

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”.

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Farmers are paying sky-high prices for fertiliser, fuel, energy, and feed, and some agricultural sectors could be facing labour shortages again this year, as a result of Brexit and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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How much taxpayers' cash was used to bailout fertiliser firm run by £9bn US giant?

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.

HeraldScotland:

CF Fertilisers UK, which has plants in Cheshire and Teesside plants, was bailed out by the government after a rise in gas prices last September made fertiliser production uneconomical.

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Tory-appointed administrator in £1.7bn Bulb taxpayer bailout linked to tax haven

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.

HeraldScotland:

The UK Government appointed Teneo as the administrator of Bulb - which has 1.6 million customers, including many in Scotland - after it went to the wall due to the ongoing spike in energy prices. Teneo’s ultimate parent company, Teneo Global LLC, is owned in Delaware, a US corporate tax haven.

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Scotland's £3.5bn-valued wind farms paying 'loose change' to local communities

The owners of Scotland’s onshore wind farms will only pay “loose change” to communities this year, despite producing electricity with a market value in excess of £3 billion and soaring rates of fuel poverty in the country.

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