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Universal credit - transferring from benefits and tax credits (Scotland) 3 December 2020 ONLINE

3rd December 2020
Online Scotland
This course focuses on the transitional issues for claimants who are moving from legacy benefits and tax credits to universal credit (UC). With so many people needing extra financial support...

Coronavirus and benefits – sickness, furlough and redundancy (Scotland) 8 October 2020 ONLINE

8th October 2020
Online Scotland
As the government’s job retention scheme and self-employed income support scheme come to an end, some people may have the option of returning to work at reduced hours, while others...

Coronavirus and benefits – sickness, furlough and redundancy (Scotland) 11 December 2020 ONLINE

11th December 2020
Online Scotland
As the government’s job retention scheme and self-employed income support scheme come to an end, some people may have the option of returning to work at reduced hours, while others...

Mind the Gaps: Social security during the pandemic

21 August 2020
We have seen a significant government response to the financial hit many have faced because of the coronavirus – from the job retention scheme and self-employed income support scheme to the increase in universal credit (UC) and tax credits. While many families will have benefited from the stability and certainty these welcome interventions have given them, they have not been comprehensive. We are always most worried about the people who fall through the gaps.

Mind the gaps - briefing 12

20 August 2020
This is the twelfth in a series of regular briefings, Mind the Gaps, which highlight some of the gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Evidence of these gaps is drawn from our Early Warning System (EWS) which collects case studies from frontline practitioners working directly with families on the problems they are seeing with the social security system.

Mind the gaps - briefing 11

06 August 2020
Today, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published the most recent set of statistics on the number of households affected by the benefit cap. The number of households affected by the benefit cap (up to May 2020) has almost doubled when compared to the previous quarter – 154,000 households are now affected by the benefit cap compared to 79,000 in February 2020.

Covid-capped

06 August 2020
Number of households hit by benefit cap doubles since Covid-19 - many families hit by wage drops and loss of benefits.

Early Warning System Latest Findings 18th - 29th May

08 June 2020
Latest include: lone parents with no childcare being told to take unpaid leave, families claiming UC not realising their tax credits would stop and EU nationals with little or no access to benefits just now

Universal credit - transferring from benefits and tax credits (Scotland) 15 September 2020 ONLINE

15th September 2020
Online Scotland
This course focuses on the transitional issues for claimants who are moving from legacy benefits and tax credits to universal credit (UC). With so many people needing extra financial support...

Universal credit - transferring from benefits and tax credits (Scotland) 14 August 2020 ONLINE

14th August 2020
Online Scotland
This course focuses on the transitional issues for claimants who are moving from legacy benefits and tax credits to universal credit (UC). With so many people needing extra financial support...