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Government urged to scrap child support tax for domestic abuse victims

SNP MP launches petition calling on the UK government to scrap the tax on child support for victims of domestic abuse.

Universal Credit payment system puts ‘vulnerable women and children in danger’

"It is astonishing that women in the UK may be having to choose between poverty and abuse because of Tory welfare policy."

Fears grow over the protection of worker’s rights after Brexit

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady meets with opposition leaders at 'Brexit summit'.

Scotland on course for biggest growth in social housing since 1970s, report says

Scotland's social housing stock expected to rise by 25,000, while 120,000 council houses are lost in England.

‘Tories lecturing anybody on poverty is a sick joke’

Lectures on poverty from the party of sanctions and the Bedroom Tax are a “sick joke”, says SNP MP Sandra White.

MSP hails ‘ground-breaking’ commitments in Scottish social security bill

Scots challenging a decision on their social security entitlements will not experience a gap in financial support.

SNP MSP calls on big six to back energy credit foodbank scheme

'People should not be left without food, heating and electricity because of cruel Tory policies', says Christina McKelvie

Brexit uncertainty driving up food prices, claim SNP

Figures show food prices have risen at their fastest rate in four years, as Tories are accused of 'playing games' with the UK's future.

Scotland’s social security system will be scrutinised by an independent body

Commission will take a 'rights-based approach' to scrutiny of all regulations and legislation in relation to social security in Scotland.

PM urged to ‘end the injustice’ faced by WASPI women

SNP Leader at Westminster Ian Blackford says the PM "should do the right thing" and give WASPI women the pension they "rightfully deserve".




Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.

Labour’s Debbie Abrahams stands down accusing leader’s office of ‘bullying’ behaviour

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary claims to be the victim of a "bullying culture of the worst kind", as Party investigates "work based complaints".