Newsletter No. 23 (November 2015)

Newsletter No. 23 (November 2015)

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In this month’s newsletter we have information from the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee, news about the changes relating to Fit for Work, Employability Support and Tax Credits....

Newsletter No. 22 (October 2015)

Newsletter No. 22 (October 2015)

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This month we look at benefit changes happening this month, and consider the big changes coming in April including Tax Credits and the National Minimum Wage. We have disabled benefits news,...

Newsletter No. 21 (September 2015)

Newsletter No. 21 (September 2015)

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We spotlight anti-poverty activities and suggestions for tackling fuel poverty. We’ve 10 top tips for surviving Universal Credit and ideas for transforming the way we provide information including...

Scottish Women's Aid - Refuge accommodation threatened by welfare reform changes

Scottish Women's Aid - Refuge accommodation threatened by welfare reform changes

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Scottish Women’s Aid is concerned that the rules for Universal Credit and the Benefit Cap could threaten the provision of refuge services and the safety of women and children. SWA have been...

Newsletter No. 20 (August 2015)

Newsletter No. 20 (August 2015)

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In this month’s newsletter, we look at the key changes to benefits announced in the Summer budget and the implications of these for Dumfries and Galloway. We show you ways to have your say in...

Newsletter No. 19 (July 2015)

Newsletter No. 19 (July 2015)

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This month, statistics on Dumfries and Galloway benefits are available. We also have news about Universal Credit developments, our Council’s School transport fund, a new Independent Living Fund in...

People, Councils and the Economy

People, Councils and the Economy

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RAS 2010 report on Welfare Reform and the local impact on councils

Inclusion Scotand WR impact report

Inclusion Scotand WR impact report

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Newsletter No. 18 (June 2015)

Newsletter No. 18 (June 2015)

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This month we consider “What next for Welfare Reforms?” We do not know for sure but identify what key organisations are guessing. The details should start to be clearer in July. We look at how...

Measuring the impact of funding cuts on domestic abuse services for women and children in Scotland

Measuring the impact of funding cuts on domestic abuse services for women and children in Scotland

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Funding cuts are having a serious impact on the provision of domestic abuse support services to women and children across Scotland. This report presents the findings of Scottish Women' s Aid fifth...