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Updated student and benefits factsheets

20 December 2016
We have updated the following factsheets on students and benefits: • Benefits for disabled students• Benefits for young people in further education or training • Parents claiming for young people in further education or training • Benefits and tax credits for students • Employment and support allowance and studying

New child poverty map reveals need for local and national action

08 November 2016
The End Child Poverty coalition has published a new child poverty map covering Scotland and the rest of the UK. The new figures reveal that poverty affects children in every part of Scotland, with as many as 34% of children living in poverty in some local authority areas - compared to one in ten in others (see Table 1 below). Across the UK more than three and a half million children are living in poverty, with 220 000 of them in Scotland.

NEEDS ADDING (NO DOC) Briefing paper: Learning from the Cost of the School Day project

19 October 2016
Read the new briefing paper on the findings of Cost of the School Day project.

Scottish Government consulation on social security in Scotland

19 October 2016
Read our briefing which give an overview of some of the key points we’re likely to raise in our consultation response. These include the need to use new ‘top-up’ power to invest in child benefit and the need to ensure benefits for carers and disabled people are adequate and fairly delivered.

Information for midwives

10 August 2016
Read our new resource and timeline for midwives, which highlights some of the practical steps they can take to maximise a family’s income and increase financial security.