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Poverty in Scotland updated summary briefing October 2012

23 October 2012

CPAG in Scotland comments on Social Fund Draft Guidance

12 October 2012

September news round-up

01 October 2012

Response to Scottish Government on passported benefits

01 October 2012
In many cases, including that of free school lunch entitlement, we believe the optimum approach is to remove means testing altogether as the most effective way to meet the principles of simplification and making work pay. Whilst political realities may make it difficult to deliver universal provision immediately we argue government should work toward a universal approach, paid for through redistributive taxation, so that as resources can be prioritised further progress can be made. Read our response here.

IDS must reject 'disgraceful' attack on benefit up-rating and re-think welfare reforms set to increase poverty in Scotland, say child poverty and disability campaigners

28 September 2012

Children and Young People Bill consultation

26 September 2012

“Money for vital social fund lifeline woefully inadequate,” say anti-poverty campaigners

17 September 2012
John Dickie, Head of CPAG in Scotland called on the Scottish Government to use its budget to compensate for UK-wide cuts to crisis welfare payments in response to reports on Sunday 16th September that a woefully inadequate amount of money is set to be transferred to the Scottish Government by the UK DWP to replace a vital lifeline for some of Scotland's worst off families.

“Money for vital social fund lifeline woefully inadequate,” say anti-poverty campaigners

17 September 2012
Scottish Ministers urged to invest in replacement scheme to mitigate impact of cuts.

Benefits for disabled children e-bulletin: July 2012

17 July 2012

Further comments on the Scottish Community Support Fund proposals

29 June 2012