Briefings and consultation responses - Scotland

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.