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).

The letter includes modeled case studies giving examples of the hardship that will be faced by lone parents, carers and disabled people amongst others, and highlights the damage that will be done to households both in and out of work. It concludes by urging them to protect the incomes of struggling households and oppose the Bill, as well as support any proposed amendments that would help mitigate its impact.