The majority of Scotland’s 32 councils failed to increase the level of school clothing grants over the past decade, a BBC Scotland investigation has found.

Only eight local authorities have raised the subsidy for low income parents in that time.

A 2009 government working group proposed a minimum clothing grant of £70 – but six years on, just six councils have met the recommendation.

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