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Index of universal credit updates

We have an ongoing series of universal credit updates to help you with changes to your benefits.  What is universal credit? Universal credit or UC is a new benefit that has been introduced to simplify the current benefit system. It replaces …

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Help to pay your mortgage

Support for mortgage interest loans

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Benefit and other changes for single parents from April 2018

Benefit and tax updates for April 2018 for single parents in Scotland

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What is a sanction?

Information for single parents in Scotland about benefit sanctions.

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Help from Working Tax Credit to Pay for a Short Period of Childcare

Updated 21 June 2018 Single parents working 16 hours, or more, per week can claim help with registered childcare costs from HMRC. This help is paid as part of working tax credit. The amount you get depends on your circumstances. …

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New Scottish powers to control benefits in Scotland

New powers for welfare benefits from the Scottish Parliament 2017.

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Will you be affected by the new benefit cap level?

What is the benefit cap, and will it affect you?

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Who are Concentrix?

HMRC is working with a company called Concentrix to check tax credits claims are correct and up to date.

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Proud Single Parents campaign targets stereotypes and stigma

#ProudSingleParents social media campaign has being launched by Opfs to celebrate the diversity, skills and proud moments about being a single parent. Thus challenging the stigma that many single parents have reported to have experienced. We want people and policy makers to reconsider the stereotypes portrayed about single parents being teenagers and scroungers.

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Take the Scottish Home Play survey today

A survey looking to understand how you and your child spend time playing.

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