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Scottish charities warn they are 'running on empty'

Scottish charities are warning they are "running on empty" at a time when more people are looking for support due to the cost of living crisis.

The Glasgow Council for Voluntary Services said many bodies were facing energy massive cost hikes.

Many charities were already low on reserves after stepping up support during the pandemic, it said.

Operational costs and fixed budgets mean that some voluntary bodies face cutting services.

Food and energy costs have soared recently, with inflation at its highest rate for 30 years, having risen to 5.4% in the 12 months to December.

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