The scrapping of start-date protections under Universal Credit (UC) is “deeply alarming”, the DWP has been told.
The Scottish Government needs to invest “considerably more” on tackling child poverty if it is to meet legally binding targets it has set, according to its own advisers.
Government welfare policy on the “rape clause” is a “not an easy one” for Conservatives to deal with, a leading Scottish Tory said.
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.
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.
The Scottish SPCA is looking for volunteers to join its new Dundee Supporter Group.