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.
A rising number of housing association tenants are taking it upon themselves to disconnect their own heating and power supplies because of fuel poverty, a new survey has found.
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.
Welfare reform is reckoned to be depriving the Fife economy of £153 million a year, hitting nearly 50,000 households.
Children in Fife’s most deprived areas are suffering most from the impact of welfare reform, according to the most recent figures.
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.