Welfare

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Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, cabinet secretary for social security and older people, discusses how the Scottish Government is creating the new infrastructure for a new public service for Scotland. Our new social security system is an important investment in the people of Scotland now and for generat

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Scottish Greens have called for the UK Government to end a controversial cap on benefits, as figures showed over 3,364 Scottish families are having their social security entitlements cut.

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Young carers going through the immigration process will be able to apply for the Scottish Government’s Young Carer Grant without fear of it risking their immigration status. The change follows lengthy discussions between the Scottish and UK governments to amend Home Office regulations.

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Housing minister Kevin Stewart has called on the UK Government to deliver a multi-year plan for investment to prevent future welfare cuts putting more people at risk of homelessness. Last month the UK Government revealed it will increase Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates in line with the Cons

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Tens of thousands of people have completely lost their disability benefits since 2013 as the UK Government continues to refuse the majority of disability benefit claims, new analysis by the Scottish Government has found. Since the UK Government replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with Persona

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Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are to be increased to be in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate from April, the UK Government has confirmed. The change could result in 900,000 people seeing their benefits increase and will see the amount of housing benefit received by c

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An Edinburgh jobcentre is one of those to benefit from a share of a £3 million grant from the UK Government to support homeless people. The jobcentre in Edinburgh already works alongside charity Crisis to provide aid to those experiencing homelessness.

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