Scottish independence referendum

  • SCoWR response to Smith Commission Call for Evidence

    October 2014
    briefing

    Members of the Scottish Campaign for Welfare Reform (SCoWR) met in October 2014 to discuss the Smith Commission's call for evidence. This summary of the points raised at the meeting was submitted in response to the call for evidence.

  • Initial thoughts on devolution

    October 2014
    briefing

    Further devolution in Scotland should be underpinned by clear strategic objectives and principles. The merits of any settlement should be judged on the extent to which they provide a realistic opportunity to reduce child poverty and wider socio-economic inequality.

  • Child poverty campaigners respond to Expert Working Group on Welfare

    June 4, 2014
    press release
    • Report creates ‘opportunity for a far more positive approach to social security for families in and out of work wherever powers lie’
    • However, new approach must go further and “be underpinned by a restoration of the value and universality of child benefit”
    • “No excuse for continuing to tolerate a social security system that leaves children languishing in poverty”

    The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland today responded to the publication of the Scottish Government’s Expert Working Group report on Welfare.

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  • CPAG in Scotland: Initial thoughts on devolution

    13 October 2014
    news

    Further devolution in Scotland should be underpinned by clear strategic objectives and principles. The merits of any settlement should be judged on the extent to which they provide a realistic opportunity to reduce child poverty and wider socio-economic inequality.

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  • What does the independence referendum mean for welfare rights and the future of social security?

    What does the independence referendum mean for the future of social security? And for the rights workers and other frontline staff that advise and support low income families? These were the questions being fiercely debated at CPAG in Scotland’s annual welfare rights conference earlier this month.

    At the very start of the day over 150 frontline advice workers attending the conference were asked for their views.