Reading Time: 24 minutes This blog provides a summary and analysis of the 2023-24 Programme for Government.
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.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Scottish disability benefits are taking a long time to process, and the huge increase in applications for Scottish Child Payment in November, as a result of extending eligibility to children under 16, was still being worked through at the end of December.
This blog looks at the statistics on processing times for Scottish Social Security payments, focusing on Scottish Child Payment and disability benefits.
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
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
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
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?
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.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at social security in the 2022-23 Scottish Budget.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at the impact on Scottish households of the planned removal of the Universal Credit uplift.