Welfare

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Jeane Freeman Almost £58 million will be spent mitigating the impact of the UK government’s welfare reform on households across Scotland, it has been announced, as Westminster vows to press on with plans for further cuts to housing benefit.

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South Ayrshire Council is set to make changes to Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) awards in order to bring the council into line with other Scottish local authorities. To be introduced on April 1, the revisions to the council's DHP Policy means that the benefit cap will no longer be included on

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A key parliamentary committee has re-launched an inquiry into Universal Credit after receiving disturbing evidence of the problems encountered by tenants from councils. Heather Spurr believes the UK government should use the opportunity to listen to the concerns of tenants and landlords who are deal

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"Social security is a human right". Social security minister Jeane Freeman blogs about Scotland's approach to its new agency. Earlier this month I marked another milestone as we build our new social security system for Scotland, when we responded to the consultation which has taken me to communities

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Three of Scotland’s largest housing associations have joined together to urge the Scottish Government to find a long-term solution on how to fund supported housing to better meet the challenge of an ageing population and help with better integration of health and social care services across the co

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John Blackwood Private landlords representative John Blackwood encourages people to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Universal Credit regulations.

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Free online support has been launched to help Universal Credit claimants with their personal finances. Money Advice Service’s Online Money Manager is an interactive tool that offers personalised advice to help people make the most of their money while on Universal Credit. It offers help and advice

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The UK government’s welfare reform measures are set to cost Dundee’s economy almost £100 million every year by 2021, according to new research. A Scottish Government report, conducted by Sheffield Hallam University in 2013, estimated the impact of welfare reform on the city’s economy annually

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