Briefings and consultation responses - Scotland

  • SCoWR briefing supporting amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill

    In February 2009, SCoWR issued a briefing supporting amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill tabled by John Roberston MP at Committee Stage in the House of Commons seeking, at the very least, Ministerial commitment not to introduce new “work for your benefit” or “work related activity” conditions until such time as Ministers are satisfied adequate, affordable and flexible childcare exists across Scotland.

  • SCoWR briefing on the Welfare Reform Bill

    In January 2009, SCoWR issued a briefing in advance of the second reading of the Welfare Reform Bill highlighting concerns that the proposed reforms to welfare provision will fail to tackle poverty and, in some cases, may even exacerbate it due to increasing conditionality, inadequate benefit levels, inadequate resources for delivery and a failure to take account of devolved issues.