SCoWR

  • 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.

  • SCoWR response to the Call for Evidence on the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill - August 2014

    August 2014
    briefing

    The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) responded to the Call for Evidence on the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill, drawing on the five principles set out in the SCoWR Manifesto for change.

    You can read the full response here.

  • SCoWR letter to Scottish MPs ahead of return of Welfare Reform Bill to Commons


    briefing

    Following Lords scrutiny of the Welfare Reform Bill, the Bill returned to the Commons in Januray 2012. SCoWR wrote a letter to all Scottish MPs urging them to support the important amendments made to the Bill by the Lords. Whilst grateful to those Scottish MPs who did vote to uphold the amendments we were extremely disappointed by the Commons decision to reject them all.

  • SCoWR briefing for House of Lords on Welfare Reform Bill 2011


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    In September 2011, SCoWR issued a Welfare Reform Bill 2011 briefing for the House of Lords. It draws on the SCoWR manifesto to set out five key principles for welfare reform agreed by our diverse membership. It calls on the House of Lords to ensure these principles underpin debate and decisions on the Welfare Reform Bill.

  • Campaigners respond with concern to latest welfare proposals

    May 27, 2010
    press release

    Leading members of the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) today responded with concern to Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reform proposals.

    John Dickie, head of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, and a leading member of SCoWR said;

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  • Charities, unions and faith groups call for welfare debate based on ‘respect not myths’

    June 13, 2011
    press release

    Government Welfare Bill must address inadequate benefit levels, reverse ‘pointless’ and ‘humiliating’ conditions and ensure childcare support allows parents to work

    A coalition of over forty of Scotland’s leading charities, unions and faith groups, is calling on Scotland’s MPs to ensure the Welfare Bill, to be debated in the Commons today (Monday 13th) addresses inadequate benefit levels, rethinks ‘pointless’ and ‘humiliating’ conditions and provides the childcare support needed to allow parents to work.

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  • Charities, unions and faith groups urge candidates to back new approach to welfare

    April 27, 2015
    press release

     

     

    Coalition calls for fundamental rethink of social security in next Parliament

    A coalition of over 60 of Scotland’s leading charities, unions and faith groups has written to all Scotland’s Westminster election candidates calling for dignity and respect to be placed back at the heart of the country’s social security system.

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  • Charities, unions and faith groups urge candidates to back new approach to welfare

    27 April 2015
    news

    A coalition of over 60 of Scotland’s leading charities, unions and faith groups has written to all Scotland’s Westminster election candidates calling for dignity and respect to be placed back at the heart of the country’s social security system.

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  • Parties challenged on welfare reform – it is time for a system which lifts people out of poverty and treats them with dignity

    March 30, 2011
    press release

    The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform, a coalition of over 40 key Scottish charities is calling on leaders of all the main political parties to support their Manifesto for Change.

    Meeting this morning (Tuesday) in Edinburgh before an audience of voluntary sector officials, politicians and members of the public, the SCoWR coalition unveiled its election ‘manifesto,’ which outlines 5 key demands. These are:

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  • Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform


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    CPAG in Scotland along with One Parent Families Scotland, The Poverty Alliance and others co-ordinate the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR). SCoWR was set up in 2006 to highlight the concerns of this diverse coalition of organisations in Scotland about the UK government’s Welfare Reform proposals.