Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Briefing: 5 October 2011

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.

In a briefing sent to all Scottish MSPs the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) also demands that the Scottish Parliament ensures Scottish Ministers invest adequate resources in setting up replacement schemes following the proposed abolition of council tax benefit, social fund community care grants and crisis loans.