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Scottish government consultation on fraud in the social security system

OPFS welcomes commitment that the Scottish Social Security Agency will treat those who use the service with dignity, respect and fairness.

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Scottish government consultation on fraud in the social security system – OPFS Response

OPFS welcomes the commitment that the Scottish Social Security Agency will treat those who use the service with dignity, respect and fairness. The process of developing the suite of early years benefits – Best Start Grants in particular – has …

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Social Security and In-Work Poverty Inquiry

OPFS replied to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee inquiry into social security and in-work poverty. The Committee’s focus is on the potential impact of Universal Credit on in-work poverty and indications of increasing needs in working households.

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Welfare Foods – consultation on meeting needs of children and families in Scotland

OPFS recognises that for many families headed by a single parent, maintaining a healthy diet is a daily financial challenge, particularly in the context of punitive UK welfare reform. There is strong evidence of the impact of diet in children’s early years.

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Best Start Grant Draft Regulations

OPFS submission to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the draft regulations for the new Best Start Grant welcomed it as an encouraging step forward for Scotland.

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Inquiry into attainment and achievement of school aged children experiencing poverty

OPFS submission to Scottish Parliament Education & Skills Committee

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The Future Delivery of Social Security in Scotland

Submission from OPFS to the Welfare Reform Committee concerning the future delivery of employment support.

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Closure of Glasgow Job Centres

OPFS submission to DWP closing Glasgow jobcentres

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Glasgow City Council – Colleges and Lifelong Learning Policy Commission

Glasgow City Council – Colleges and Lifelong Learning Policy Commission: Call for Evidence September 2016. OPFS submission which looks at the barriers to single parents participation in college learning, and recommendations on possible solutions to tackle these barriers.  

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Consultation on a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland

The consultation on the Scottish Government’s proposals for a Child Poverty Bill includes: Enshrining in legislation our ambition to eradicate child poverty Reinstating statutory income-based targets to reduce the number of children living in poverty Placing a duty on Scottish Ministers to …

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