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Big jump in capped households

03 August 2017
Today's DWP figures show a huge rise in the number of families hit by the benefit cap - 7 in 10 are single parents with young children and most are not required to work.

Latest enewsletter

24 July 2017
Read our latest enewsletter which includes: Scottish social security powers update; benefit cap win; Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill; welfare reform - annual report to Scottish Parliament; universal credit regulations; and more.

BLOG: Tracking the impacts of welfare reform in Scotland

19 July 2017
Kirsty McKechnie, Welfare Rights Worker with our Early Warning System has written a blog about how the impacts of welfare reform on families in Scotland have changed in the last 4 years.

New factsheets

10 July 2017
We have produced two new factsheets

Reports and articles update

13 June 2017
A selection of interesting Cost of the School Day related reports and articles.

Poverty is ‘making children sick’, say children’s doctors

11 May 2017
Poverty and low income is seriously affecting the health of UK children paediatricians are warning. Our survey with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) found almost half of paediatricians who reponded say the problem is getting worse. 

Two-child limit will see 200,000 more children in poverty

03 April 2017
Limiting universal credit payments to two children per family will push another 200,000 more children under the official poverty line once universal credit fully bites. The biggest group affected will be working families with three kids