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Child Poverty Motion, 20/10/14 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 20 October 2014 by John Wilson in regards to an increase in child poverty figures.

Welfare changes impact families, 13/10/14 [S]
Families across Scotland are being affected by Westminster’s changes to the benefit system, according to a report by the Scottish Government.

Welfare Reform Committee takes evidence on the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill, 07/10/14 [S]
During its meeting on 7 October 2014 the Welfare Reform Committee took evidence on Stage 1 of the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill.

Welfare Reform Oral Question, 02/10/14 [S]
During Question Time on 2 October 2014 Kevin Stewart (SNP) asked the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to support people affected by United Kingdom Government welfare reforms.

Help for vulnerable Scots, 30/09/14 [S]
More than half a million low income households in Scotland continue to be protected from UK Government cuts to Council Tax Benefit, Finance Secretary John Swinney has said today.

Child Poverty Oral Question, 25/09/14 [S]
During Question Time on 25 September 2014 Christina McKelvie (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what its position is on the report “Challenges from the frontline”, which suggests that Barnardo’s Scotland is increasingly reporting extreme levels of destitution among the families of the vulnerable children that it works with.

Child Benefit Cap Motion, 23/09/14 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 24 September 2014 by Kevin Stewart (SNP) on Child Benefit

Welfare Benefits Changes Oral Question, 21/08/14 [S]
During Question Time on 21 August 2014 Jamie Hepburn (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the recent comments by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions regarding further changes to welfare benefits and the impact that these changes would have on poverty in Scotland.

Benefits Reduction Oral Question, 21/08/14 [S]
During Question Time on 21 August 2014 Gil Paterson (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out on the cumulative impact of United Kingdom Government reductions in benefits on disabled people in Scotland.

Welfare in Scotland Briefing, 20/08/14 [S]
The Scottish Parliament Information Centre has published a briefing which provides information on recent UK wide welfare reforms introduced by the UK Government.