SCoWR

  • Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform: A Manifesto for Change


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    In March 2010, SCoWR launched their election ‘manifesto’.

  • Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Briefing: 5 October 2011


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    A coalition of over sixty of Scotland’s leading charities, unions and faith groups, is calling on Scotland’s MSPs to ensure UK government welfare reforms, to be debated in the Scottish Parliament today (Wednesday 5th), are thoroughly scrutinised before deciding whether to reject or approve any legislative consent motion (LCM) required to implement the reforms in Scotland.

  • SCoWR briefing on the Report Stage of the Welfare Reform Bill


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

  • SCoWR briefing on the Report Stage of the Welfare Reform Bill


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    In July 2011, SCoWR issued a response to the SSAC consultation on passported benefits. This response draws on the SCoWR manifesto to link the consultation questions to the five key principles for welfare reform agreed by our diverse membership:

  • SCoWR briefing on the Welfare Reform Bill


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    In January 2009, SCoWR issued a briefing in advance of the second reading of the Welfare Reform Bill highlighting concerns that the proposed reforms to welfare provision will fail to tackle poverty and, in some cases, may even exacerbate it due to increasing conditionality, inadequate benefit levels, inadequate resources for delivery and a failure to take account of devolved issues.

  • SCoWR briefing on the Welfare Reform Bill, Lords 2nd Reading Debate


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    In April 2009, SCoWR issued a briefing in advance of the Lords second reading of the Welfare Reform Bill, calling for a delay in Scotland in the introduction of the Bill’s provisions relating to 'work for your benefit' and the abolition of income support until such time as adequate affordable childcare is in place.

  • SCoWR letter to MSPs on challenges for the Scottish Parliament arising from the UK Welfare Reform Bill


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    In June 2011, SCoWR wrote a letter to MSPs highlighting the challenges that face the Scottish Parliament arising from the UK Welfare Reform Bill.

  • SCoWR response to the DWP consultation on proposed reforms to DLA


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    In February 2011, SCoWR issued their response to the DWP consultation on proposed reforms to disability living allowance (DLA). This response outlines the consensus of opinion which exists among SCoWR members over key concerns with the UK Government’s proposal to replace DLA with a new benefit called personal independence payment (PIP). Many of our members are also providing their own, detailed responses to the specific consultation questions. This response is intended to complement those provided by individual members.

  • SCoWR response to the housing benefit in supported accommodation consultation


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    In October 2011, SCoWR issued a response to the housing benefit in supported accommodation consultation.This response outlines the consensus of opinion which exists among SCoWR members over key concerns with the UK Government’s proposal to reform provision of Housing Benefit to those people living in supported accommodation. Many of our members are also providing their own, detailed responses. It is intended to complement those provided by individual members

  • SCoWR response to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into the proposal to replace DLA with Personal Independence Payments


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    In October 2011, SCoWR issued a response to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into the proposal to replace DLA with Personal Independence Payments.