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Calls for commitment to topping up child element of universal credit to meet 2030 targets.
Independent body will check that changes preserve human rights before Holyrood gets vote.
Two councils, Fife and Glasgow, are investigating idea of offering everyone a fixed income regardless of earnings.
Holyrood can exempt Scots taking part from having benefits stopped or cut thanks to newly devolved welfare powers.
Social security minister Jeane Freeman accuses opponents of ‘careless disregard for the impact their words have on the people they claim to represent'.
Holyrood would like this power repatriated from Westminster – around 80,000 Scots have been sanctioned in this way since 2010.
Scottish parliament hears about women and girls using newspaper and socks as ‘period poverty’ is debated for first time.
Ministers to consider negative connotations of language of benefits ahead of creation of social security agency.
First minister announces consultation on bill that could enshrine Scottish strategy on child poverty in law.
SNP MP says proposals to scrutinise women who have third child due to rape was stigmatising and has no place in the 21st century.
Pair claim that party will go further than ‘the vow’ made during referendum campaign promising more powers for Scottish parliament
Holyrood allowed to vary key parts of housing elements of universal credit but not other elements after DWP intervention