Category Archives: Universal Credit

Joint letter to Esther McVey MP

Image credit: https://civilservicelocal.blog.gov.uk/2015/02/26/learning-about-the-workings-of-parliament/ One Parent Families Scotland has signed a joint letter with Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) to Esther McVey MP, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, calling …

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How universal credit is paid

Your payment of universal credit depends on your circumstances and your income in each complete assessment period. The assessment period for universal credit is one month.

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Studying and Universal Credit

Studying while claiming universal credit

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What is a sanction?

Information for single parents in Scotland about benefit sanctions.

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Lone parents and disabled people worst hit by welfare reforms

An evidence review by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) researchers on the impact of welfare reforms since 2010 found that they affected the income, living standards and opportunities of a number of protected groups – with …

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