100,000 (10%) of pensioners in Scotland live in Absolute Poverty. 150,000 (15%) live in relative poverty.
Statistics released in March 2023 show that in 2021/22, there were 2.1 million (18%) pensioners living in poverty across the UK. There is also an additional 1.1 million pensioners who are financially insecure and living just above the poverty line.
Free TV Licences, funded by the Government, for all over 75s will come to an end in June 2020.
According to Labour 3,000 pensioners on Orkney will miss out on early winter fuel payments.