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Calls for cuts to universal credit to be abandoned

... Magazine / News: Calls to abandon universal credit cut Posted on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Benefits child poverty News universal credit Save the Children UK has revealed nearly half of Universal...

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Children hold the key to the future of food justice and education in Scotland

...I can say, in my opinion, that the answer does not lie in one individual element. Sugar, fat, or universal credit are not solely responsible for the lack of access to good, safe food. Whilst yes, they do, without doubt, all contribute to poverty,...


25 Calls response: Child poverty in Scotland is not inevitable. It is a failure of government to fulfil the rights of their citizens

...adequate and reliable incomes. To achieve this, urgent action is needed at a UK level to improve universal credit, scrap the benefit cap, and repeal the two-child limit. The Rapporteur described child poverty in twenty-first century Britain as...


"It's social engineering and it's morally wrong"

...can be as low as 20% or as high as 90%. We need to address the stigma still. And improve uptake of universal credit. We need to look at a system of automation, whereby if a family applies for a free school meal they automatically get a school...


25 Calls response: Struggling families need more money in their pockets

...and many whose situations have been exacerbated by the damaging impact of the rollout of universal credit. We hear from families every day about the impact of poverty and financial hardship and how many of these families have been left...


25 Calls response: Do I support 16 and 17 year olds having the right to vote? Yes, but ...

...the news half-heartedly, trying to pay attention to the squabbling politicians. There is talk of universal credit and the named person scheme. “How am I supposed to teach myself about this?” she wonders, as her sixteenth birthday looms. She...


Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child poverty

...means-tested benefits, negatively impacting on families’ incomes. Child benefit is not part of universal credit, nor is it affected by sanctions. It constitutes a stable and reliable source of income for families, which allows them to better...


News

...families zero protection from financial hardship Today’s Budget announcements on universal credit and the minimum wage will do nothing to stem rising inequality, writes our Assistant Policy Officer Chris Ross...


Comment: The national policy on Standardised Testing is failing pupils and teachers alike
Education

Children in Scotland backs call to end benefit freeze

...freeze, announced in the 2015 Summer Budget, means benefits including Child Benefit, Tax Credits, universal credits and Housing Benefit will remain at the same cash value as in 2015/16 and will not be reviewed until 2019/20. Research from...


Chancellor’s pledges offer families zero protection from financial hardship

...families zero protection from financial hardship 22 Nov 2017 Today’s Budget announcements on universal credit and the minimum wage will do nothing to stem rising inequality, writes Assistant Policy Officer Chris Ross In today’s Budget the...


Single parents deserve support, not sanctions

...parents deserve support, not sanctions Upcoming welfare reform, including the introduction of universal credit, is predicted to increase the child poverty rate for children in lone-parent families to 62 per cent. It’s time to pause and...


25 Calls response: What gives me hope in 2020? Young people are leading the way in defending human rights

...seen for some decades. Families struggled to cope with the impacts of austerity, uncertainty, and universal credit. Here and in other countries, it became more acceptable to use racist slurs, and to vote for parties hostile to certain types of...


25 Calls response: Children living in poverty deserve better from a system that is failing them. But we all have a role to play in helping them navigate their journey to adulthood

...ending poverty is not about working harder (most people in poverty are in work), or saving more (universal credit has come with many, many problems), or developing personal resilience. It’s about housing, secure employment, well resourced...


News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget

...the wellbeing and equality of children and young people, including persisting with the £20 cut to universal credit. Evidence shows that a quarter of children in Scotland are in relative poverty, with rates vastly exceeding the targets outlined in...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

News: First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment

...for a child under 6 You or your partner receive one of the following benefits or payments: universal credit, child tax credit, income support, pension credit, working tax credit, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related...

child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

News: Rewind welfare reform says new report

...by Nina Joynson Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare A new report estimates that 30,000 children in Scotland could be lifted out of poverty if key UK Government...

Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare

News: Grant opens for families with young children

...to help families with children of school-starting age. Families are eligible if they receive universal credit, tax credits or certain other benefits, and have a child born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018. Now in its fourth year,...

child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

25 and Up: In the wake of Covid-19, our call to boost family incomes using social security powers is more urgent than ever

...a universal child benefit top-up, the £10 per week payment for children in families in receipt of universal credit (or equivalent legacy benefits) is a game-changer in the fight to end child poverty. An increase of £10 a week for each child, with...

25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

Comment: For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here

...the most disadvantaged people in Scotland have faced both an end to furlough and a £20 cut to universal credit. This is absolutely devastating to all affected, but even more horrific for families with children. Furthermore, the Government at...

food insecurity food poverty Poverty

25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many families. We can’t go back to it

...of working hours in Scotland fell sharply, with low-paid workers more likely to lose jobs and pay. universal credit claims doubled in the six months from March 2020 with areas with higher poverty rates pre-pandemic most significantly affected (JRF,...

25 and Up 25 calls Care Review Families family support Inequality Parenting across Scotland Poverty the Promise UNCRC

Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on poverty still required

...we have warned the Minimum Income Guarantee must not adopt the same five-week waiting period as universal credit and must be set up in a way to respond to flexible and fluctuating work patterns. We have urged the Scottish Government to take...

consultation minimum income guarantee Poverty

Hope Amplified

...holiday and youth club services for the families they support, many of whom are unemployed or on universal credit. They are using their funding to make childcare more affordable to families from the African Community to allow them time for work,...


Comment: We have to prioritise action to end child poverty now

...duty does not lie solely with the Scottish Government. The UK Government’s decision to cut universal credit by £20 will, if it goes ahead as planned in September, be a cruel injustice that is in direct contravention of UK Minister’s...

child poverty

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Children hold the key to the future of food justice and education in Scotland

...I can say, in my opinion, that the answer does not lie in one individual element. Sugar, fat, or universal credit are not solely responsible for the lack of access to good, safe food. Whilst yes, they do, without doubt, all contribute to poverty,...


25 Calls response: Child poverty in Scotland is not inevitable. It is a failure of government to fulfil the rights of their citizens

...adequate and reliable incomes. To achieve this, urgent action is needed at a UK level to improve universal credit, scrap the benefit cap, and repeal the two-child limit. The Rapporteur described child poverty in twenty-first century Britain as...


25 Calls response: Struggling families need more money in their pockets

...and many whose situations have been exacerbated by the damaging impact of the rollout of universal credit. We hear from families every day about the impact of poverty and financial hardship and how many of these families have been left...


25 Calls response: Do I support 16 and 17 year olds having the right to vote? Yes, but ...

...the news half-heartedly, trying to pay attention to the squabbling politicians. There is talk of universal credit and the named person scheme. “How am I supposed to teach myself about this?” she wonders, as her sixteenth birthday looms. She...


Children in Scotland backs call to end benefit freeze

...freeze, announced in the 2015 Summer Budget, means benefits including Child Benefit, Tax Credits, universal credits and Housing Benefit will remain at the same cash value as in 2015/16 and will not be reviewed until 2019/20. Research from...


Chancellor’s pledges offer families zero protection from financial hardship

...families zero protection from financial hardship 22 Nov 2017 Today’s Budget announcements on universal credit and the minimum wage will do nothing to stem rising inequality, writes Assistant Policy Officer Chris Ross In today’s Budget the...


25 Calls response: What gives me hope in 2020? Young people are leading the way in defending human rights

...seen for some decades. Families struggled to cope with the impacts of austerity, uncertainty, and universal credit. Here and in other countries, it became more acceptable to use racist slurs, and to vote for parties hostile to certain types of...


25 Calls response: Children living in poverty deserve better from a system that is failing them. But we all have a role to play in helping them navigate their journey to adulthood

...ending poverty is not about working harder (most people in poverty are in work), or saving more (universal credit has come with many, many problems), or developing personal resilience. It’s about housing, secure employment, well resourced...


25 and Up: In the wake of Covid-19, our call to boost family incomes using social security powers is more urgent than ever

...a universal child benefit top-up, the £10 per week payment for children in families in receipt of universal credit (or equivalent legacy benefits) is a game-changer in the fight to end child poverty. An increase of £10 a week for each child, with...

25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many families. We can’t go back to it

...of working hours in Scotland fell sharply, with low-paid workers more likely to lose jobs and pay. universal credit claims doubled in the six months from March 2020 with areas with higher poverty rates pre-pandemic most significantly affected (JRF,...

25 and Up 25 calls Care Review Families family support Inequality Parenting across Scotland Poverty the Promise UNCRC

Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on poverty still required

...we have warned the Minimum Income Guarantee must not adopt the same five-week waiting period as universal credit and must be set up in a way to respond to flexible and fluctuating work patterns. We have urged the Scottish Government to take...

consultation minimum income guarantee Poverty


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News

...families zero protection from financial hardship Today’s Budget announcements on universal credit and the minimum wage will do nothing to stem rising inequality, writes our Assistant Policy Officer Chris Ross...


Hope Amplified

...holiday and youth club services for the families they support, many of whom are unemployed or on universal credit. They are using their funding to make childcare more affordable to families from the African Community to allow them time for work,...



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Calls for cuts to universal credit to be abandoned
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... Magazine / News: Calls to abandon universal credit cut Posted on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Benefits child poverty News universal credit Save the Children UK has revealed nearly half of Universal...

Benefits child poverty News universal credit

"It's social engineering and it's morally wrong"
post

...can be as low as 20% or as high as 90%. We need to address the stigma still. And improve uptake of universal credit. We need to look at a system of automation, whereby if a family applies for a free school meal they automatically get a school...


Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child poverty
post

...means-tested benefits, negatively impacting on families’ incomes. Child benefit is not part of universal credit, nor is it affected by sanctions. It constitutes a stable and reliable source of income for families, which allows them to better...


Comment: The national policy on Standardised Testing is failing pupils and teachers alike
postEducation

Single parents deserve support, not sanctions
post

...parents deserve support, not sanctions Upcoming welfare reform, including the introduction of universal credit, is predicted to increase the child poverty rate for children in lone-parent families to 62 per cent. It’s time to pause and...


News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
post

...the wellbeing and equality of children and young people, including persisting with the £20 cut to universal credit. Evidence shows that a quarter of children in Scotland are in relative poverty, with rates vastly exceeding the targets outlined in...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

News: First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment
post

...for a child under 6 You or your partner receive one of the following benefits or payments: universal credit, child tax credit, income support, pension credit, working tax credit, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related...

child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

News: Rewind welfare reform says new report
post

...by Nina Joynson Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare A new report estimates that 30,000 children in Scotland could be lifted out of poverty if key UK Government...

Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare

News: Grant opens for families with young children
post

...to help families with children of school-starting age. Families are eligible if they receive universal credit, tax credits or certain other benefits, and have a child born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018. Now in its fourth year,...

child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Comment: For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here
post

...the most disadvantaged people in Scotland have faced both an end to furlough and a £20 cut to universal credit. This is absolutely devastating to all affected, but even more horrific for families with children. Furthermore, the Government at...

food insecurity food poverty Poverty

Comment: We have to prioritise action to end child poverty now
post

...duty does not lie solely with the Scottish Government. The UK Government’s decision to cut universal credit by £20 will, if it goes ahead as planned in September, be a cruel injustice that is in direct contravention of UK Minister’s...

child poverty