Category Archives: Welfare Reform

OPFS endorses no private sector involvement in new Scottish Social Security System

Scotland’s Minister for Social Security, Jeane Freeman MSP spoke at the launch of One Parent Families Scotland report on the Benefit Conditionality Regime at their Inaugural Single Parent Assembly. One of Scotland‘s most respected family charities welcomes the news that …

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Government welfare to work policy “threatens the life chances of a generation of children.”

One of Scotland‘s most respected family charities has accused the Westminster Conservative government‘s benefit conditionality policy of “closing down the life chances of a generation of children.” One Parent Families Scotland commissioned research which they say shows for many parents …

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Single Parent Assembly 2017

Have Your Say, Share Your Voice!
Join us at the launch of “Single Parent Families, Sanctions & Family Wellbeing” with Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman MSP

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Families with children hardest hit by UK welfare changes

Scottish Government will not apply two child cap to Council Tax Reduction Scheme. Families with children will be among those worst affected by UK welfare changes coming into effect, Scotland’s Social Security Minister has said. A number of UK Government …

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Closure of Glasgow Jobcentres

OPFS believes that closure of half of Glasgow’s job centres will have a devastating impact on parents who rely on the service, particularly single parents, and will negatively impact the aim of supporting people into employment. This will cause huge …

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Press: SCoWR calls on parties to use new powers to create a fairer social security system

The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform has written to candidates across Scotland to ask them to commit to using new powers to create a fairer social security system.

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Press: Scotland Bill criticised over lack of key social security powers

In its evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee on the ‘Future Delivery of Social Security in Scotland’, OPFS says that it is disappointed that the Scotland Bill would “limit the Scottish Parliament’s ability to develop newly devolved powers in an autonomous way”.

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Introduction of universal credit waiting days from 03 August 2015

A new 7-day waiting period at the start of certain universal credit claims will be introduced from the 03 August 2015.

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Press: Single Parents – Tackling Their Top 10 Priorities

Following consultations with single parents from across Scotland, OPFS has identified ten issues as key to improving the lives of the nation’s 170,000 single parents on a daily basis.

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Single Parent Champions busy raising awareness

Our Single Parent Champions have been very busy these last couple of months, making raising awareness of single parent issues and experiences.

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