Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog contains up-to-date links to a selection of trusted and official external sources of information relating to support available for individuals and organisations to help with the cost crisis.
Category: Social Security
Social Security in Six Charts – update
Reading Time: 5 minutes Scottish social security is growing fast. In December 2022, David Wallace, Chief Executive of Social Security Scotland said that: We are just past the midway
Why is Scotland spending an additional £1 billion on social security?
Reading Time: 5 minutes In 2023-24 the amount paid out in devolved social security benefits is forecast to increase by around £1 billion – from £4.2 billion in 2022-23
Scottish social security in six charts
Reading Time: 5 minutes Scottish social security is growing fast. By the end of this year, the main agency delivering devolved benefits, Social Security Scotland, will employ over 3,500
Cost of living: Scottish Government support
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Scottish Government has said it is providing £3 billion to help people face the increased cost of living – but what does that include?
Supporting Ukrainians in Scotland
Reading Time: 7 minutes Whilst the design of the Ukraine Family and the Homes for Ukraine visa schemes are the responsibility of the UK Government, the Scottish Government is responsible for looking after and supporting Ukrainians who look to settle in Scotland. This blog sets out the arrangements that have been put in place to support Ukrainians coming to Scotland.
Social Security budget 2022-23
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at social security in the 2022-23 Scottish Budget.
Removing the Universal Credit uplift: what will be the effect on Scottish households?
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at the impact on Scottish households of the planned removal of the Universal Credit uplift.
Scottish Child Payment: where next?
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Scottish Child Payment was introduced in February 2021. With further changes planned, this blog looks at its current and potential impact on child poverty.
COVID-19 and rented property in Scotland : Scottish and UK Government support for tenants and landlords
Reading Time: 4 minutes This post summarises action taken by the Scottish and UK Governments to assist tenants and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic to date and planned future action.