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CPAG / OPFS Benefit Cap – Impact in Scotland Report

One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) and Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland (CPAG)  have published a new report today on the the impact of the lower Benefit Cap which was introduced in November 2016 to £20,000 per annum (£13,400 for single people without children). …

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Single Parent Families, Benefit Conditionality and Wellbeing Infographics

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OPFS responds to news that the Scottish Government will not be required to use sanctions on new work programme

OPFS’ Director responds to the DWP announcement that Scottish Government will not be required to use sanctions on the new devolved work programme.

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OPFS Briefing: Welfare Reform and Work Bill Report Stage

There are many aspects of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill which give us very grave cause for concern. The Bill will weaken the Child Poverty Act, introduce greater conditionality and sanctions and make severe cuts to a range of social security and tax credit entitlements. This briefing concentrates on a number of key clauses (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 15).

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OPFS Submission: Evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee on Future Social Security Powers

We have submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee on the Future Delivery of Social Security in Scotland, indicating that we want to see newly devolved social security powers for Scotland reflect SCoWR principles.

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OPFS Submission: Benefit sanctions policy beyond the Oakley review

Our submission to the Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into Benefit Sanctions focuses on conditionality and the revised benefits sanction regime, which is having a huge impact on single parents and their children.

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New ‘Conditionality and Sanctions’ training courses for professionals

Our new course on conditionality and sanctions will enable you to understand what parents must do to ensure their claim for jobseeker’s allowance runs smoothly and how sanctions can be avoided.

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