In its evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee on the ‘Future Delivery of Social Security in Scotland’, OPFS says that it is disappointed that the Scotland Bill would “limit the Scottish Parliament’s ability to develop newly devolved powers in an autonomous way”.
Our new survey into single parents and further education threw up a few surprises about why so few single parents enter education.
OPFS are pleased to welcome Jen Paice, Chief Executive of the tenancy deposit scheme, SafeDeposits Scotland, as our new Chair of the Board of Directors.
A new 7-day waiting period at the start of certain universal credit claims will be introduced from the 03 August 2015.
The Scottish Government are trying to obtain the views of as many parents of 3 or 4 year old children from as wide a variety of back grounds as possible on how they would use a proposed increase in childcare provision.
News from our welfare rights service for single parents in Glasgow.
i-open is a pioneering new Europe-wide initiative to help parents improve their skills and/or progress to employment.
We have produced a new universal credit factsheet with updated rates for April 2015. It contains information on how the new system works and when/where universal credit is rolling out in Scotland.
A new free factsheet explaining the changes to the welfare system with the introduction of universal credit has been published in readiness for the changes to the benefits system that are currently being phased in across Scotland.
Single Parents are among the hardest hit by the UK Government’s welfare reforms, according to new research commissioned by the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee.