Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has called for an urgent investigation into the sanctions system as new figures released by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) today reveal a quarter of a million people across the UK have been sanctioned under Universal Credit.
Published 13 August 2019
Residents have received an additional £5 million in annual financial gains thanks to the welfare rights service at Hillhead Housing Association.
Published 9 August 2019
More than 13,000 households in Scotland have been affected by the benefit cap, according to new statistics.
Published 2 August 2019
Applications for crisis grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund increased by 11% in 2018/19 as the cost of living crisis and Scotland’s “housing emergency” saw more people turn to the fund for help.
Published 31 July 2019
By Shelter Scotland campaigns & policy officer Aoife Deery
Published 16 July 2019
A pilot scheme to transfer working tax credit claimants to Universal Credit should not proceed until there is more clarity around what it will mean for those affected, a Scottish Parliament committee has warned.
Published 12 July 2019
Volunteers are being asked to shape Scotland’s new, fairer social security system.
Published 5 July 2019
An appeal is to be heard in the UK's highest court on Wednesday in an important constitutional case on the powers of specialist tribunals and local authorities relating to the 'bedroom tax'. The
Published 2 July 2019
The Scottish Government has brought forward a new benefit aimed to tackle child poverty by giving extra cash to low-income families.
Published 27 June 2019
Govan Law Centre (GLC) has highlighted the positive impact it has had providing assistance in housing, employment, debt, welfare rights and legal work in its newly published annual report.
Published 20 June 2019
The system for administering emergency payments used by people who have run out of money for food and other essentials could be improved but needs more cash, according to a new report.
Published 20 June 2019
Landlords ‘disappointed’ in lack of government support for move to improve housing options for Universal Credit claimants
Scotland’s largest membership organisation for private landlords and letting agents has described it as “disappointing” that the Scottish Government won’t support a measure which would increase the availability of homes for those on Universal Credit.
Published 17 June 2019
A £1 million fund is to be made available to help Fife Council tenants who are struggling to cope with the effects of Universal Credit (UC).
Published 11 June 2019
A new benefit to help low income families with school-related costs is now open for applications.
Published 5 June 2019
The Scottish Government will need to manage volatility in its Budget as the devolution of tax and spending powers becomes fully operational, according to the independent Scottish Fiscal Commission.
Published 31 May 2019