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The Social Security (Scotland) Bill

Issue 259 (August 2017)
Kirsty McKechnie and Jenny Duncan describe an important step towards primary legislation regarding benefits in Scotland.

New social security powers in Scotland

Issue 251 (April 2016)
Judith Paterson looks at proposals to use new social security powers in Scotland.

Honouring the vow

Issue 150 (Winter 2015)
The prospect of independence in Scotland was likened by some to that of a messy divorce. Yet the negotiations involved in continued union and constitutional reform may prove messier still.

Tackling child poverty in partnership

Issue 141 (Spring 2012)
The Child Poverty Act 2010 places an obligation on governments to end child poverty in the UK by 2020. It also places new duties on devolved administrations and local government to tackle child poverty.

Spending Review – more cuts

Issue 219 (December 2010)
Angela Toal examines the changes to welfare benefits and tax credits announced in the Government’s Spending Review in October 2010.