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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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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: Evidence to Welfare Reform Committee on Welfare Reform and Women

We have submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee inquiry on women and welfare reform, highlighting that the fear and threat of sanctions is sometimes forcing mothers into making decisions they would not choose, as parents, to make in the best interests of their children.

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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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