Aoife Deery outlines Shelter Scotland’s concerns about the impact welfare reform is having on renters.
Published 17 May 2018
Households renting in the private and social sectors have been severely affected by UK government welfare policies, according to a new report.
Published 14 May 2018
The Scottish Government has signed contracts for an interim location in Dundee for its new social security agency.
Published 30 April 2018
MSPs have granted final approval to the Social Security (Scotland) Bill which will pave the way for the Scottish Government to make the first social security payments later this year.
Published 26 April 2018
More than 285,000 households in financial difficulty have received welfare assistance from the Scottish Government over the past five years, new statistics have shown.
Published 24 April 2018
Campaigners have urged the UK government to urgently halt Universal Credit as new figures show foodbank use in Scotland has soared to record levels.
Published 24 April 2018
A right to independent advocacy services is to be extended to more people under Scotland’s new social security service.
Published 20 April 2018
Secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey MP will face further calls to pause Universal Credit when she appears before the Scottish Parliament’s social security committee today.
Published 16 April 2018
The UK government is to amend regulations so that all 18-21 year olds will be entitled to claim support for housing costs through Universal Credit.
Published 3 April 2018
The Scottish Government has made good early progress regarding the establishment of Scotland's devolved social security system but much more remains to be done, auditors have said.
Published 28 March 2018
Social landlords in Scotland are likely to experience significant financial pressures as a consequence of changes to the benefit system – according to research from Mobysoft, a provider of rent collection software to the social housing sector.
Published 26 March 2018
Secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey MP is to appear before the Scottish Parliament’s social security committee to discuss the ongoing problems with the roll out of Universal Credit and the devolution of welfare powers to Scotland.
Published 19 March 2018
The UK government has won a challenge against a ruling that its benefit cap unlawfully discriminates against lone parents with children under two.
Published 16 March 2018
Key benefits will be future-proofed to ensure they hold their value in real terms under Scotland’s new social security system, social security minister Jeane Freeman has said.
Published 2 March 2018
The Scottish Government's Social Security Bill has been strengthened by a round of amendments at committee level.
Published 23 February 2018