Universal Credit

Queen’s Speech – CIH Scotland laments Scotland Bill’s ‘lack of clarity’

CIH Scotland has expressed its concerns over the inclusion of the Scotland Bill in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech.

Published 28 May 2015

Blog: What now for the welfare of Scotland?

David Bookbinder on the tricky issue of welfare in Scotland and the UK following last week’s general election result.

Published 12 May 2015

Universal Credit reaches Scottish Isles

The national roll out of Universal Credit continued yesterday with the benefit now available to new single claimants in Kirkwall, Lerwick and Stornoway.

Published 12 May 2015

SFHA calls for early focus on devolution

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has urged the record cohort of SNP MPs heading to Westminster to make the devolution of further powers to Scotland a priority.

Published 11 May 2015

Report highlights ‘grotesquely disproportionate’ impact of welfare reform on women

A new report has called on the Scottish Government to implement a gendered response to welfare reform mitigation after it found the cuts have had a “grotesquely disproportionate impact” on women.

Published 6 May 2015

UNISON and Child Poverty Action Group call on UK government to make work fair

The Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland and UNISON have joined together to call on political parties to lay out policies to tackle in-work poverty.

Published 5 May 2015

Blog: What future for Universal Credit?

Universal Credit can’t reduce poverty on its own, says Chris Goulden, head of poverty team at Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Published 28 April 2015

Stirling Council prepares to support new Universal Credit claimants

Stirling Council is to launch a range of measures to assist benefit claimants affected by the introduction of Universal Credit.

Published 20 April 2015

Wheatley Group helps tenants receive £12m in unclaimed benefits

Wheatley Group has helped tenants access £12 million in unclaimed benefits in just over two years.

Published 10 April 2015