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Bedroom Tax Written Answer, 13/12/13 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jamie Hepburn's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government what information it has on how many children in Scotland have been adversely impacted by the so-called bedroom tax.

Size criteria rules for disabled children and treatment of joint tenants affected by removal of the spare room subsidy, 22/11/13
The Department for Work and Pensions has published amendments to the regulations on size criteria rules for disabled children and treatment of joint tenants affected by removal of the spare room subsidy.

Condition of Britain briefing 2: Growing up and becoming an adult, 19/11/13 [E/NI/S/W]
The Institute for Public Policy Research has published a paper which focuses on young people in their teens and early twenties, considering the societal shifts that have made today’s young people less able to rely on support from stable families, clear routes into work, and opportunities to put down roots by buying a home of their own.

Welfare Reform Committee discusses bedroom tax, 05/11/13 [S]
During its meeting of 5 November 2013 the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee considered “The ‘Bedroom Tax’ in Scotland”, a report commissioned by the Committee.

Housing Options Protocol for Care Leavers, Guidance for Corporate Parents, 22/10/13 [S]
The Scottish Government has published guidance to assist local authorities and their community planning partners in the development and implementation of local 'Housing Options protocols for Care Leavers'. These Protocols should detail the processes by which young people are supported through their transition out of care and provided with a range of appropriate and sustainable accommodation options.

Tenants ‘resisting’ downsizing for the ‘bedroom tax’, 20/10/13 [S]
The Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee has published research which shows that despite the financial pressure of the ‘bedroom tax’, social housing tenants are resistant to downsizing in Scotland.

Proposed Protection from Eviction (Bedroom Tax) (Scotland) Bill, 25/09/13 - 18/12/13 [S]
Jackie Baillie MSP has issued a consultation on a Bill to protect Scottish secure tenants from eviction as a result of rent arrears attributable to under-occupancy deductions of housing benefit. Consultation to 18 December 2013.

Scottish Household Survey, 28/08/13 [S]
Scotland’s Chief Statistician has published the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) 2012 Annual Report.

Home truths: how affordable is housing for Britain’s ordinary working families?, 15/07/13 [E/S/W]
The Resolution Foundation have published a report which gives a comprehensive assessment of where lower-income working families can reasonably afford to live.

Non-resident parents, 25/06/13 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Angus MacDonald's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government whether it plans to assist non-resident parents who are tenants of a local authority and in receipt of housing benefit and are considered to have an extra bedroom as their child does not stay with them permanently.