The “shambles” of Scotland’s census could result in a “decade of injustice” that impacts on the poorest communities, Labour has warned.
It comes amid concerns the return rate for the census – a once-in-a-decade survey of the population – will impact on future service decisions.
Boyack said: “It has been one SNP shambles after another recently, but this mess will take years to clean up. “
She insisted the census was “not just numbers on a spreadsheet”, saying it impacted on “funding and services for our communities”.
She warned the completion rate could “deliver a decade of injustice in Scotland as the worst-off communities are left paying the price for SNP failure”.
Boyack added: “The SNP must set out how they will make sure this botched census doesn’t leave the poorest areas short-changed.”