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Sturgeon: Scrap Cuts And Trident Or Face Another Vote On Independence

Nicola Sturgeon has threatened to demand a second independence referendum unless David Cameron reverses his welfare cuts and halts plans to renew Trident.

DWP Accused Of ‘Breathtaking Arrogance’ Over Work Programme Devolution

The DWP has been accused of breaking the "letter and spirit" of the Smith Commission, after it emerged that lucrative Work Programme contracts are to be extended.

Iain Duncan Smith Vetoed Greater Scottish Powers Over Universal Credit

Holyrood allowed to vary key parts of housing elements of universal credit but not other elements after DWP intervention

New Tax And Welfare Powers ‘Fall Short Of Vow’, Says SNP

New tax and welfare powers proposed by the Smith Commission "do not reflect the full wishes of the people of Scotland", says SNP.

Should Scots On Benefits Vote For Independence? (Video)

Promises from the SNP to axe the so-called 'bedroom tax', and pause the roll-out of Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment (PIP), is playing a big part in persuading Scots on benefits to vote Yes in the Scottish Independence...

UK Welfare Cuts Putting Scottish Children At Risk – SNP

Scottish National Party (SNP) Media Release: The SNP has today highlighted a report by leading charities showing that Westminster’s welfare cuts are putting children in danger. Today’s Herald reports Barnardo's Scotland and NSPCC Scotland are also warning that the Scottish Government’s...

DWP Denies Urging Staff To Vote ‘No’ In Scottish Independence Referendum

The Department for Work and Pensions has denied urging civil servants to vote 'No' in the Scottish Independence referendum in September.

Tory Attack On The Welfare State Forcing 22,000 Scottish Children To Rely On Food Banks, Says SNP

Westminster’s attack on the welfare state is leading to more than 22,000 children in Scotland having to rely on food banks, say SNP.

‘Scottish Minimum Wage’ Would Rise In line With Inflation

"In an independent Scotland the SNP will set up a commission to consider a new ‘Scottish Minimum Wage’ – which would at least rise in line with inflation."

We’ll End Tory Privatisation Of The NHS In An Independent Scotland, Say SNP

SNP: “After a Yes vote we will ensure that not only will Tory privatisation of the health service be stopped at the border - but that our NHS remains properly funded"

‘DWP Has Serious Questions To Answer’ Over ‘Mismanaged’ Welfare Reforms, Say SNP

“The DWP has serious questions to answer over its poor performance in recent years and the way in which it has completely mismanaged the implementation of Universal Credit", say SNP.




Employment grant for disabled people to rise by £15k, but is it enough?

Critics argue £57k cap on 'Access To Work' scheme should be lifted completely.

Grieving daughter handed her mother’s ashes to benefits assessor to prove she wasn’t ‘fit for work’

Inexcusable and heartless blunder by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Scrap ‘highly regressive’ council tax, says thinktank

Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system.

Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

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".