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An appeal is to be heard in the UK's highest court on Wednesday in an important constitutional case on the powers of specialist tribunals and local authorities relating to the 'bedroom tax'.

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A £1 million fund is to be made available to help Fife Council tenants who are struggling to cope with the effects of Universal Credit (UC). As part of the council's commitment to a fairer Fife, convener of the community and housing services committee, Cllr Judy Hamilton, said the decision wil

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The Scottish Government will need to manage volatility in its Budget as the devolution of tax and spending powers becomes fully operational, according to the independent Scottish Fiscal Commission. The Commission published its official five-year economic, tax and social security forecasts today

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A contract to design Scotland’s new social security assessments system has been awarded as figures revealed high satisfaction levels with the new service. The Deloitte contract, worth £2.3 million over two years, will focus on design of the assessment centre network across Scotland, incl

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The Scottish Government has done a good job of delivering its first set of devolved benefits but the real challenge is still to come, a new report has warned. Carers and new parents successfully received payments in 2018 and the country's new benefits agency, Social Security Scotland, was set up, bu

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Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland said the underlying causes of poverty must be tackled as new figures revealed nearly a third of a million low income households accessed emergency funding to help with the costs of essentials such as food and heating in the past six years. The Scotti

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