UC - Full Service - NEW COURSE DATE ADDED

2 May 2018

Due to demand we have released an additional course date for Universal Credit - full service (23 May is fully booked.) The one-day long training will take place 7 June in Glasgow and booking is open now!

 

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Douglas Hamilton, of the Poverty and Inequality Commission Confirmed for our Welfare Rights Conference

30 April 2018

Keynote Speaker Douglas Hamilton, Chair of the Poverty and Inequality Commission in Scotland will join Angela Constance MSP and CPAG Scotland Director John Dickie for the morning plenary session, Setting the Scene at our conference on 22 June in Glasgow.

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Child Poverty Action Group wins more exemptions to two-child rule

April 27, 2018

Child Poverty Action Group welcomes today’s announcement from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions that all children who are adopted will not be taken into account for the purposes of the two-child limit in tax credits and universal credit. But the charity urged the Secretary of State to go further and ensure that all children born as a result of non-consensual sex are also not taken into account for the purposes of the two-child limit.

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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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