More than three-quarters of people in Scotland believe employees claiming benefits work hard but wages cannot cover their living costs, according to a new survey.
An online tool has revealed about 4% of rented properties in Dundee stigmatise against those on benefits.
The scrapping of start-date protections under Universal Credit (UC) is “deeply alarming”, the DWP has been told.
Lone parents and their children have lost challenges at the UK’s highest court against the Government’s controversial benefit cap.
The Scottish Government has done a good job of delivering its first set of devolved benefits but faces significant challenges ahead, Scotland’s national spending watchdog has found.
A benefits cheat raked in more than £15,000 while holding down a full-time job as a cleaner.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has defended Universal Credit despite a sharp rise in people left unable to pay their rent in the parts of Scotland where the benefit was first launched.
Scotland’s Social Security Secretary has spoken of the challenges and opportunities ahead as she marked a year since Holyrood approved legislation to see the introduction of a new benefits system north of the border.
The Scottish Government cannot afford to alleviate all of Westminster’s “staggering” cuts in benefits spending, the Social Security Secretary has told MSPs.
MSPs will debate calls for reform of Universal Credit to halt a predicted increase in in-work poverty.
Lorna Scahill, of Station Road, Longforgan, is to stand trial accused of claiming more than £32,000 of benefits that she wasn’t entitled to.
The UK Government spent more than £120 million on benefit and child support claimant appeal tribunals last year, sparking accusations the welfare system is “not fit for purpose”.
Veteran MP Frank Field has hit out at the Government for treating his influential Work and Pensions Select Committee like “dirt” in its responses to their reports.
HMRC staff in Dundee at risk of being made redundant when Sidlaw House closes will be offered new jobs at the city’s Social Security Scotland office.
Scottish Labour has accused the Scottish Government of “shortchanging” carers and going for the “cheapest possible option” in uprating their benefits.
A man is to stand trial accused of fraudulently claiming more than £33,000 in disability benefits over nearly six years.
A woman has been accused of claiming almost £10,000 of benefits that she wasn’t entitled to.
The number of people in Dundee who claim work–related benefits is starting to stabilise following the rollout of Universal Credit (UC).
An estimated £1 million of benefits owed to Dundee residents has been clawed back this year thanks to a team of financial advisers.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is the UK Government body responsible for administering Universal Credit (UC).