Briefings and consultation responses - Scotland

  • SCoWR response to the DWP consultation on proposed reforms to DLA

    In February 2011, SCoWR issued their response to the DWP consultation on proposed reforms to disability living allowance (DLA). This response outlines the consensus of opinion which exists among SCoWR members over key concerns with the UK Government’s proposal to replace DLA with a new benefit called personal independence payment (PIP). Many of our members are also providing their own, detailed responses to the specific consultation questions. This response is intended to complement those provided by individual members.

  • Child Poverty Strategy Consultation: CPAG's response

    CPAG response in December 2010 to the Child Poverty Strategy Consultation.

  • Briefing for the Scottish Government Debate on the Poverty Framework

    Briefing for the Scottish Government Debate on the Poverty Framework in which CPAG highlights three areas of urgent action needed to ensure the Framework delivers for families facing poverty across Scotland. Key CPAG Calls:

    1. Clear mechanisms for driving progress and monitoring how the Framework is being implemented at local level

    2. Full delivery on free school meal and school clothing grant commitments

    3. Commitment to proof spending decisions for impact on child poverty.

  • Briefing for the Finance Committee Meeting on Budget Strategy Phase

    Briefing paper in May 2009 for the Finance Committee Budget Strategy Phase

  • Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform: A Manifesto for Change

    In March 2010, SCoWR launched their election ‘manifesto’.

  • End Child Poverty in Scotland briefing - Child Poverty Bill 2009

    A briefing from the Campaign to End Child Poverty in Scotland on the Scottish Government's Legislative Consent Memorandum to the Child Poverty Bill 2009.

  • Single Outcome Agreements 2009: An analysis by members of the Campaign to End Child Poverty in Scotland

    This report outlines the findings of an analysis by leading members of the Campaign to End Child Poverty in Scotland to identify the extent to which efforts to reduce child poverty were addressed in Single Outcome Agreements (SOAs) 2009.

  • SCoWR briefing on the Welfare Reform Bill, Lords 2nd Reading Debate

    In April 2009, SCoWR issued a briefing in advance of the Lords second reading of the Welfare Reform Bill, calling for a delay in Scotland in the introduction of the Bill’s provisions relating to 'work for your benefit' and the abolition of income support until such time as adequate affordable childcare is in place.

  • SCoWR briefing supporting amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill

    In February 2009, SCoWR issued a briefing supporting amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill tabled by John Roberston MP at Committee Stage in the House of Commons seeking, at the very least, Ministerial commitment not to introduce new “work for your benefit” or “work related activity” conditions until such time as Ministers are satisfied adequate, affordable and flexible childcare exists across Scotland.

  • SCoWR briefing on the Welfare Reform Bill

    In January 2009, SCoWR issued a briefing in advance of the second reading of the Welfare Reform Bill highlighting concerns that the proposed reforms to welfare provision will fail to tackle poverty and, in some cases, may even exacerbate it due to increasing conditionality, inadequate benefit levels, inadequate resources for delivery and a failure to take account of devolved issues.