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.