Introduction of a controversial new benefit system in the kingdom has racked up rent arrears of £1.53 million, Fife Council has revealed.
Harrogate is to pilot a new phase of the Government’s controversial Universal Credit (UC) welfare reforms, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said.
Tackling poverty: Why the founder of child hunger charity Dundee Bairns wants to be put out of a job
Michael Alexander chats to Dundee Bairns founder David Dorward about the growing need to feed hungry children in deprived parts of the city.
A Dundee woman who had just £23 a week to live on has been jailed after stealing from a city supermarket.
A Fife foodbank is having to move to bigger premises in order to keep pace with demand.
The grim reality of life being faced by many crisis-point Angus families has been laid bare.
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd is facing calls to halt the roll-out of Universal Credit, after admitting that its introduction had increased reliance on food banks.
Food bank use has increased due to the universal credit roll-out, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has admitted.
There has been a 71% increase in people in Angus receiving crisis grants to make ends meet.
A criminal released early from jail on a tag got involved in drug supply ring after being told it would take two-and-a-half months before he would be given benefits by Universal Credit bosses.