Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has today outlined six key reforms to Universal Credit to help struggling people who have turned to the charity for help.
Published 9 January 2020
A total of 3,320 families in Scotland claiming help with housing costs are £64 a week worse off because of UK welfare cuts, new data from the Scottish Government has revealed.
Published 8 January 2020
The Scottish Government spent over £100 million to mitigate the effects of UK Government austerity during 2019, new figures have revealed.
Published 7 January 2020
Cairn Housing Association has transformed the lives of two chronically disabled tenants by winning them back a combined £38,000 unexpected windfall of unpaid benefits.
Published 6 January 2020
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has written to housing associations regarding its plans to ensure landlords receive direct payment of housing costs at the same time as tenants receive their Universal Credit payment.
Published 18 December 2019
The new UK government must urgently tackle issues that are pushing an increasing number of tenants into poverty such as high energy prices and Universal Credit, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.
Published 16 December 2019
This week Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire & East Renfrewshire (WASLER) signed a two-year partnership with Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA).
Published 5 December 2019
More than £1.4 billion was invested in 2018-19 to support low-income households across Scotland through investment in housing, childcare, employment support and social security, according to the latest report on the Fairer Scotland Action Plan.
Published 4 December 2019
Improving the cost of living, especially for people on low incomes, must be at the heart of the next government’s agenda, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) demand today.
Published 3 December 2019
Local authorities in Scotland made 99,910 awards under the Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) scheme during the period 1 April to 30 September 2019, new figures have shown.
Published 27 November 2019
An initiative to use technology to manage the condition of private tenement communal areas is one of ten new projects to have joined a Scottish Government accelerator programme.
Published 25 November 2019
The Scottish Parliament's social security committee continued its inquiry into benefit uptake last week with a visit to Wester Hailes Education Centre.
Published 18 November 2019
Long-serving housing officer Ron Archer, who has worked tirelessly to ensure tenants are given the support they need, has been presented with The Highland Council’s Employee of the Year award.
Published 18 November 2019
A man living with his severely disabled partner in a two-bedroom council house should receive full housing benefit because applying the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ breaches his human rights, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.
Published 15 November 2019
Naomi Eisenstadt, former independent advisor on poverty and inequality and trustee of Standard Life Foundation, will today commend the progress made by the Scottish Government on social security but will call on them to do more to put their words into action.
Published 13 November 2019