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Consultation on the Regulations and Statutory Guidance under the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015, 27/05/15 - 21/08/15 [S]
The Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015 places the Scottish Welfare Fund into law. This consultation is about the next stage in the process - the regulations and statutory guidance for how local authorities should provide their SWF.

Welfare Reform Committee takes evidence on the Impact of Welfare Reform on Personal Independence Payments 05/05/15 [S]
During its meeting of 5 May 2015 the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee took evidence on Personal Independence Payments.

Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics, 28/04/15 [S]
The number of applications to councils for welfare assistance rose by 13 per cent in the last year, according to new statistics.

Scottish Welfare Fund helps nearly 135,000 households 28/04/15 [S]
Nearly 135,000 households have been helped by the Scottish Welfare Fund, since the scheme began in April 2013. During its first 21 months of operation, around £56 million has been allocated, providing a safety net to households in a disaster or emergency and helping people set up home or stay in the community rather than being in care.

Living Wage Motion, 27/04/15 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 27 April 2015 by Neil Findlay (Lab) on Expanding Coverage of the Living Wage.

Food Banks Oral Question, 23/04/15 [S]
During First Ministers Question Time on 23 April 2015 Clare Adamson (SNP) asked the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to figures from the Trussell Trust suggesting that the number of people in the United Kingdom relying on food banks is expected to pass 1 million.

Education and Culture Committee takes evidence on the Educational Attainment Gap, 21/04/15 [S]
During its meeting of 21 April 2015 the Scottish Parliament's Education and Culture Committee took evidence on the Educational Attainment Gap (The Role of Employers).

Welfare Reform Committee takes evidence on the Impact of Welfare Reform on Children's Services 21/04/15 [S}
During its meeting of 21 April 2015 the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee took evidence on the Impact of Welfare Reform on Children's Services.

An End to In-work Poverty Deabte, 18/03/15 [S]
Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 18 March 2015 on An End to In-work Poverty, the debate was opened by Patrick Harvie (Green).

Educational Attainment (Impact of Severe Deprivation) Oral Question, 18/03/15 [S]
During Portfolio Question Time on 18 March 2015 Neil Bibby (Lab)asked the Scottish Government what the impact is of severe deprivation on a child’s educational attainment.