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). …
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).
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.
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.