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Funeral support payments in Scotland

Issue 270 (June 2019)
Alison Gillies describes a planned new Scottish benefit.

A Best Start in Scotland

Issue 268 (February 2019)
Mark Willis describes the new maternity grant in Scotland.

The Social Security Act (Scotland) 2018

Issue 264 (June 2018)
Kirsty McKechnie describes the provisions in the first legislation passed establishing the Scottish social security system.

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.

Universal credit full service – early warning

Issue 255 (December 2016)
Kirsty McKechnie describes some early examples of problems with the operation of the ‘full service’ of universal credit, as reported to CPAG in Scotland’s Early Warning System.

Care leavers and benefits: giving good advice

This leaflet explains what happens to your tax credit award with the introduction of a new benefit, universal credit.

New social security powers in Scotland

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

Universal credit: early warnings

Issue 249 (Dec 2015)
Kirsty McKechnie reports on what is emerging about the experience of universal credit through CPAG in Scotland’s Early Warning System.