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Angela Constance MSP confirmed for our Welfare Rights Conference 2018

25 April 2018

Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities at Scottish Government, Angela Constance MSP, is confirmed as a keynote speaker during our morning session at our annual welfare rights conference in Glasgow on 22 June.

For our afternoon plenary session, our keynote speakers are:

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High court finds ordering rule for two-child limit exception 'perverse'

25 April 2018

The High Court has ruled that one of the Government’s key welfare reform policies, the two-child rule for tax credits and universal credit, is in part unlawful.

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Briefing in advance of Stage 3 of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill

April 2018

The Social Security (Scotland) Bill is fundamental to the shape and direction of the new Scottish social security system. This briefing highlights key amendments that could strengthen the Bill at Stage 3 and other key issues we believe need to be addressed in debate.

SCoWR Stage 3 Briefing - Social Security (Scotland) Bill

April 2018

The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) is a broad coalition of voluntary sector organisations, trade unions, faith groups and others established in 2006 out of a shared concern about the direction of ‘welfare reform’.

This briefing sets out key amendments SCoWR members urge MSPs to support in order to strengthen the Social Security (Scotland) Bill and protect the rights and entitlements of individuals.

Briefing on amendment 145 to improve scrutiny of regulations under the Social Security (Scotland) Bill

April 2018

In this briefing Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), Inclusion Scotland, Citizens Advice Scotland, ENABLE Scotland, Shelter Scotland, the Poverty Alliance, One Parent Families Scotland and other members of the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) strongly urge MSPs to support Amendment 145 to the Social Security (Scotland) Bill in the name of Pauline McNeil MSP.

Amendment on the right of redetermination and appeal on liability for overpayment

April 2018

In this briefing Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), Inclusion Scotland, Citizens Advice Scotland, ENABLE Scotland, Shelter Scotland, the Poverty Alliance, One Parent Families Scotland and other members of the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) strongly urge MSPs to support Amendment 137 to the Social Security (Scotland) Bill in the name of Jeremy Balfour MSP.

More speakers announced for our welfare rights conference 2018

23 April 2018

Latest speakers confirmed for our annual conference on 22 June;

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High court finds two-child rule exception perverse

April 20, 2018

The High Court has today ruled that one of the Government’s key welfare reform policies, the two-child rule for tax credits and universal credit (1), is in part unlawful.

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CHARITY TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST DWP FOR DISABLED CLAIMANTS’ ARREARS

April 19, 2018

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is pursuing judicial review proceedings challenging the DWP’s decision to limit backdated payments for disabled people who were underpaid when they were moved from incapacity benefit (IB) to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to an October 2014 date. 

The DWP has confirmed that it will defend its decision following the charity’s application for judicial review proceedings last month, although, given the number of people involved and potential amount of money at stake, it has agreed to the case being expedited.

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