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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...

Bedroom Tax Call to Action

GCVS have joined civil society in Scotland to issue a call for collective action to reverse the devastating “bedroom tax” policy and to help mitigate the effect that this and other welfare cuts are having on vulnerable people. The third sector and wider Scottish civil...Read more...

ALEOS in Spotlight Over Charitable Status

SCVO is to investigate Arms-Length External Organisations (ALEOS)  in the belief that they do not deserve to have charitable status and should not be registered as charities. ALEOS were set up by councils across the country to take on roles previously the...Read more...