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IN our lead story of Jan­uary 22 we re­ported that a new re­port from Ox­fam re­vealed that, in Scot­land, the rich­est one per cent had more wealth than the bot­tom 50 per cent com­bined. In fact, the fig­ures, which were also used in the sec­ondary head­line in the con­text of the Ox­fam re­port, were not from the new re­port Re­ward

Work, Not Wealth on global wealth in­equal­i­ties pub­lished that day but from a 2015 Ox­fam re­port on wealth in­equal­ity in Scot­land. The new re­port had not re­ferred to Scot­land in par­tic­u­lar but to the UK in gen­eral. We apol­o­gise for that er­ror. Our main head­line, Scot­land’s widen­ing in­equal­ity gap is ‘out of con­trol’, came from an Ox­fam re­searcher whose ob­ser­va­tions on poverty in Scot­land were ac­cu­rately re­ported in the head­line and in our story.

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