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Families bearing brunt of cost of living crisis as Scots forced to cut back on heating and eating

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Scots are being forced to skip meals and turn their heating off as families bear the brunt of the cost of living crisis. New research by Which?

has revealed people across the country are having to make choices that could be harmful to their health due to financial pressures.

Extensive research carried out by the consumer champion surveyed over 1,000 people in Scotland. One 34-year-old woman was severely depressed due to rising bills as she worried she would have to choose between heating and eating.

She said: “I'm severely depressed and worried all the time about being able to pay my bills and have enough money to feed and clothe my kids as well as electricity and gas to heat my home."It’s having a massive effect on my mental health, I feel anxious and stressed out all the time."Another respondent was trying to reduce their bills by skipping hot meals.

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