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Carers Consultation Launched

The Scottish Government is consulting on legislation to promote, defend and extend the rights of carers and young carers in Scotland. Unpaid carers provide vital support to family, friends and neighbours, often to the detriment of their own health and life chances,...Read more...

Bedroom Tax Mistake for Thousands

Thousands of people could be in line for refunds following news that the application of the bedroom tax has wrongly included people who have lived in their properties for over 17 years. Those who have had tenancies for this period are exempt from the tax, however, as...Read more...

Draft Scottish Welfare Bill Consultation

The Scottish Government is consulting on the draft Scottish Welfare Fund Scotland Bill, seeking views on which elements should be set out in regulations and which in statutory guidance. The Fund replaces elements of the Social Fund previously administered by the...Read more...

£12bn Benefit Cuts Planned in Next Parliament

Chancellor George Osborne’s plans to cut a further £12bn of benefits after the next election – half of all proposed spending cuts over the term of the next parliament, have alarmed campaigners and commentators, with Stephen Naysmith of the Herald warning of a US style...Read more...