In another week of controversy over the bedroom tax, one MSP said that DWP representative, Peter Searle spoke “claptrap” as he gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee.
The Big Lunch is a one-day get-together for neighbours and communities, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and run by the Eden Project. The idea is simple: to encourage as many people as possible across the UK to have lunch with their neighbours for a few ho
Glasgow City Council's proposed policy for Discretionary Housing Payments has been submitted to committee for approval this week
Chancellor George Osborne announced the UK Government’s budget for 2013/14 this week
This week the Government announced new groups to be exempt from ‘The Bedroom Tax’ and dropped their legal challenge to a court ruling that severely disabled children should not be required to share a bedroom.
A report in this week’s Guardian states that single parents and disabled people will be the hardest hit by the under-occupancy rule, or “bedroom” tax, that comes in to effect in April this year.
Homelessness charities Crisis and Shelter have expressed concern this week over the measure to increase the level of non-dependent deductions from Housing Benefit, warning that the measure will increase homelessness among young people.
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue are carrying out free Home Fire Safety Visits, which are designed to make sure people are safe in their homes.
2 out of 5 Housing Benefit claimants in Glasgow could be hit by the Bedroom Tax according to a report in this week’s Evening Times.