Children in Fife’s most deprived areas are suffering most from the impact of welfare reform, according to the most recent figures.
Demand for food banks could increase in 2020 when welfare changes are introduced, the Northern Ireland Audit Office has warned.
A survivor of clerical child sex abuse in Northern Ireland, who said she felt “interrogated” by the benefits system, has been awarded state payments.
Conservative MSP says claimants ‘cannot have as many children as they like’ during defence of welfare reforms
A Tory MSP has been criticised for saying benefits claimants should not get to choose how many children they have.
Sir, – A study published by Sheffield Hallam University on the impact of welfare reform shows that, on average, the loss to the Fife local economy is £660 per (all) working age adults.
Shrinking budgets and rising workloads are putting the future of Perth Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) under threat.
Fife MP Lesley Laird has called for an emergency overhaul of Universal Credit after latest figures painted a grim picture of rising poverty across the region.
Rent arrears owed by Fife Council tenants have soared by £100,000 a month since the roll out of Universal Credit.
Fears are mounting that people living in Perthshire could be plunged into poverty as a controversial new benefit system is rolled out.
Brexit uncertainty and concerns over the potentially damaging impact of UK Government welfare reforms have cast a shadow over Angus Council’s rent setting strategy, as tenants face a 4% hike for the coming year.