• SNITCHING IS NOT THE ANSWER! Coalition calls for a stop to culture of blaming the unemployed

    February 9, 2010
    press release

    SCOTTISH secretary Jim Murphy’s plan to reward people who ‘snitch’ on supposed benefits cheats has been slammed by a coalition of anti-poverty groups.

    The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) – which counts Citizens Advice Scotland, Oxfam, Child Poverty Action Group and the Poverty Alliance as members – has hit out at the idea, which was put to Labour’s manifesto co-ordinator Ed Miliband by the Scottish secretary.

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  • Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill: Briefing from Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR)

    11 February 2013

    The STUC, Church of Scotland, SCVO and other members of the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR), a broad and diverse coalition of over 60 Scottish charities, faith groups and trade unions, wrote to Scottish Lords urging them to oppose the real terms cut to benefits and tax credits contained in the Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill when it was considered at Second Reading by the House of Lords on Monday (the 11th February).

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