The Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee is calling for evidence on how new welfare benefit powers could be used to improve or change the way some benefits are delivered, whilst ensuring the principles of dignity, respect, equality and common sense are embedded in the new Scottish system.

The deadline for submission is Friday 28 August 2015. Here at GCVS we are developing a response and we’re keen to speak to our members and other third sector organisations who have ideas on how the new powers could be used to their fullest. If you’d like to contribute to our response please contact Johanna on 0141 332 2444 or email

Source: Scottish Parliament