Poorer families, severely disabled people and female lone parents are among those in Scotland whose household income is taking the biggest hit from tax and spending plans, new research indicates.
The Scottish Government has been accused of secretly ditching plans to take over the running of a benefit paid out to severely disabled people.
Scotland’s new social security agency is to take on 100 additional staff by the end of this year to help provide face-to-face support to those claiming benefits.
A new welfare payment aimed at helping poorer families after the birth of a child has paid out more than £2.7 million in less than two months.
A blind 97-year-old Second World War veteran is battling to persuade a High Court judge to let him leave a care facility and end his life at home.
Two-thirds of Scottish children experience early life adversity – such as domestic violence or parental drug misuse – according to a new study.
The Scottish Government forecasts a 40% rise in the number of people able to get help with funeral costs when a new benefit payment is introduced this summer.
New animal welfare laws requiring all abattoirs to use CCTV could be brought in.
The Scottish SPCA is looking for volunteers to join its new Dundee Supporter Group.