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 written on behalf of the Campaign for a Fair Society, which analyses the impact of the cuts on disabled people.
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.
Paper that is the first instalment of a three-part series on welfare. It examines the impacts of the UK Government’s welfare cuts and reforms. Subsequent papers will look at how Scotland uses existing powers better to improve prospects for learning and work, as well as exploring the potential for additional powers and the principles which should underline a progressive approach to welfare.
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.
Briefing paper that shows how changes to welfare are now exacerbating the underlying challenges and driving up demand for local services, as people's incomes fall and access to support, such as childcare and social care, is reduced. It presents some of the unfolding stories, testimonies and case studies of the people and groups living and working in an age of uncertainty and austerity.
The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed by the Parliament on 28th June 2012 and received Royal Assent on 7th August 2012.
An Act of the Scottish Parliament to enable the Scottish Ministers to make provision by regulations in consequence of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (in respect of matters other than reserved matters).
A complete listing of all the reports published with the Foundation’s support, starting with the most recent. Topics include: citizenship, housing, social welfare and employment.