The number of cash-strapped Fifers seeking emergency handouts has soared in the past year, The Courier can reveal.
Universal Credit and other welfare cuts contributed to a significant rise in Fife’s rent arrears, according to new statistics.
Jeremy Corbyn has warned that the Government is “failing a whole generation of children” who are falling victim to rising homelessness and poverty.
Madam, – The poll commissioned by Lord Ashcroft showing support for independence will send shivers down the spine of the British Establishment.
Madam, – It was refreshing to read Alex Bell’s analysis of the Scottish Government’s inaction when it comes to spelling out the realities of extricating Scotland from the Union (“Independence truth time”, The Courier, August 1).
Madam, – What are we to make of the Citizens’ Assembly, announced by Ms Sturgeon at the same time as she announced yet another drive for a separation referendum?
Parents are having to find up to £800 extra to cover the cost of childcare over the summer holidays, new analysis suggests.
Fife Council has launched a £1 million fund to help council tenants struggling to cope with the effects of Universal Credit.
A dozen Fife organisations have joined MP Lesley Laird in inviting Amber Rudd to visit Fife to hear about the impact of Universal Credit on local people.
Work supporting the most vulnerable in local communities suffering from the worst effects of the cuts to their welfare support has been reviewed by Fife Council’s scrutiny committee.