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Action to Challenge Poverty

Actions to tackle poverty will be highlighted throughout Challenge Poverty Week, which will take place in Scotland for the first time between 13th and 19th October 2013, encompassing the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on the 17th of...Read more...

Women Lose Out in Public Spending

The UK Women’s Budget Group has produced a report on the impact that this year’s Spending Round and the UK Government’s continuing austerity programme has had on women, finding that women are still disproportionately, negatively affected by economic decision-making....Read more...

Unemployed Targeted Again by Tories

At this week’s Tory Party conference, Chancellor George Osborne announced that the long-term unemployed will be forced to work for their benefits in future.  Those unemployed for two years or more will have to carry out community work, attend job centres daily, or...Read more...

Scottish Welfare Fund Update

Earlier this year we reported that the Scottish Social Welfare Fund, which has replaced certain aspects of the Social Fund and is administered in Glasgow by Glasgow City Council, had paid out much less than anticipated, prompting concerns that vulnerable individuals...Read more...

Call for a Scottish Welfare System

SCVO has published a new paper on welfare, A Better State: Inclusive Principles for Scottish Welfare, which they describe as first in a series that will “lay out the third sector’s vision and ambitions for the Scotland of the future”, calling for a separate welfare...Read more...