This week, we published our latest interim report, Poverty and Coronavirus in Edinburgh, which examines the impact of the pandemic on people living in poverty in the city.

On the back of this, we have been delighted with the response that local and national media have had to this report.

Below are some highlights:

  • BBC Radio Scotland – Commission Member and co-author of the report, Zoe Ferguson, discussed the report with presenter, Laura Maxwell, on the flagship programme, Good Morning Scotland.
  • STV NewsPoverty gap could be ‘magnified’ by coronavirus crisis
  • The TimesCoronavirus in Scotland: Layoffs spell rise in poverty in Edinburgh
  • The HeraldCoronavirus: Empty hotels and Airbnbs could be used to permanently shelter homeless families
  • The ScotsmanWarning coronavirus could widen rich-poor gap
  • The Scottish SunEmpty AirBnB flats in Edinburgh could be bought by council to help house homeless
  • Edinburgh Evening NewsEdinburgh Airbnb flats could be bought by council to house homeless: Poverty Commission says gains made during coronavirus crisis must not be lost
  • Edinburgh LiveEdinburgh to see huge widening of poverty gap from pandemic, with unemployment numbers set to soar