welfare state

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.

Report that outlines the key findings of a survey into people’s views and concerns about bedroom tax and other changes to housing benefit in Scotland. It reveals the potentially devastating impact of one of the most controversial welfare reforms on the lives of disabled people and their families.

Analysis to explore how far patterns of change in public attitudes to poverty and welfare relate to (and may be explained by) political and economic developments and experiences, both at the individual and societal level.

One of a series of papers prepared in the context of our second 'conversation' , funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), on issues related to possible constitutional change in Scotland.

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.

One of a series of papers prepared in the context of our second 'conversation' , funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), on issues related to possible constitutional change in Scotland.

It summarises proposals for welfare devolution and how the provision of welfare can be simplified in order for users to better understand the source of the benefits they receive, and the constitutional rationale behind them.

Report that focuses on the initial perceptions of the impacts on landlords prior to the introduction of welfare reform changes. It includes a profile of the housing association sector in England, covering information which will help to clarify which associations might be disproportionately affected by changes, and a summary of the potential impacts on housing association landlords from the available literature.

Website which provides research publications on the topic of social welfare policy, including information on children and families; older adults; people with disabilities; minority groups; community development and regeneration; welfare benefits; employment, education, health, housing and social services; and offenders and the criminal justice service.

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