welfare reform bill

One year on: the impact of welfare reforms on housing association tenants

Report that provides detailed insight into how tenants have prepared for, and reacted to, the welfare reforms. The ten case studies provide real-life stories of the thought processes and experiences of tenants who have lived through changes to the welfare system.

Financial impacts of welfare reform: illustrative working age case studies

Paper that outlines some of the changes from the UK government’s welfare reforms, and sets out their financial impacts through case studies of hypothetical working age households.

It seeks to inform Scottish Government work on welfare reform mitigation by illustrating the kinds of specific impacts the various reforms are having, and identifying potential ‘winners and losers’ of the reforms.

Interim report on the 'Bedroom Tax': 1st report, 2014 (session 4)

Interim report on the report the evidence that it has heard so far and to make some key points, given the disturbing nature of what it has heard. The situation with regard to the 'bedroom tax‘ remains dynamic, with the number of tenants affected and arrears levels 
changing by the month.

Welfare Reform (Further Provision) (Scotland) Act 2012: initial report - 2013

Report that relates to Section 4 of the Act which places an obligation on Scottish Ministers to report to the Scottish Parliament over the next five years on the impact that the UK Welfare Reform Act is likely to have on people in Scotland.

It includes:

The expert working group on welfare

The Expert Working Group on Welfare was established to review the Scottish Government’s work on the cost of the current benefits system, their plans for delivery of benefit payments in an independent Scotland, and provide views on transitional issues that would be relevant to the continued delivery of benefit payments in the event of independence.

This report presents a preliminary forecast of benefit spending in Scotland through to 2017-18 that covers the actual costs of the payments to individuals, and the costs to government of administering these payments. 

Report on the Welfare Reform Bill

Committee for Social Development's report on the Welfare Reform Bill, together with the minutes of proceedings of the committee relating to the report, and the minutes of evidence.

Tell my story

Website of stories that depicts the impact that welfare reform will have on people.

Welfare reform briefing paper

Document that offers an insight into the implications of welfare reform on services in Scotland.