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.
MSPs visited Glasgow this week to hear about the impact welfare reform is having on city residents
A new report reveals the often devastating cost to those who become kinship carers - social isolation, poverty, poor health and depression are all faced by those who step in to care for children when their parents cannot.
The Low Pay Commission has bee informed by the UK Government that when setting the minimum wage in future, it must consider the impact on employment and the economy
Many low income households will be even worse off this year as benefit cuts came into place at the beginning of April 2013
A well argued report by a coalition of Christian bodies demonstrates that attitudes to people living in poverty are driven by the distortion and misrepresentation of research and calls on Christians to seek the truth
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.
A map and corresponding data, published by the Guardian this week, shows Glasgow North East is the constituency with the second highest rate of child poverty in the UK.
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.