28th February 2017 by Callum
What is it like to work in the Scottish Government as a work experience student?
24th February 2017 by Jeane Freeman MSP
Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman blogs about how fairness, dignity and respect will be built into Scotland's social security agency.
20th February 2017 by Angela Constance MSP
Angela Constance blogs on UN World Day of Social Justice, talking about the action being taken in Scotland.
15th February 2017 by Angela Constance MSP
Scotland welcomes refugees. It’s a message that is part of our history. We opened our doors to refugees from Europe in the first and second world wars. Later we welcomed refugees from Vietnam, Bosnia, K osovo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. And in the past year and a half that message has particularly come...
14th February 2017 by John Blackwood
Universal Credit remains a reserved benefit however the use of these new flexibilities by the Scottish Government means Universal Credit payments in Scotland are to become more frequent and adaptable which will be good for both tenants and landlords.
1st February 2017 by Angela Constance MSP
We have strongly supported LGBT History Month for well over a decade now, and so it’s important we look back on the steps and achievements reached to get to where we are now.
27th January 2017 by Jeane Freeman MSP
At the heart of our plans for new social security powers is making sure that we listen to the people who actually use the system. Earlier this month we announced Universal Credit (UC) payments in Scotland will become more frequent and adaptable, under new powers from the Scotland Act 2016. And right now we’re consulting...
21st January 2017 by Greg Maxwell
Communities, Social Security and Equalities Secretary Angela Constance looks ahead to the rest of 2017: January is a time for reflection on the milestones that we’ve met in the year past and renewed action towards the goals we will achieve in the year ahead. From the outset this government has been clear that we want...
12th October 2016 by Shona McTavish
On Wednesday 5 October 2016 Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities launched the Fairer Scotland Action Plan at the Princes Trust in Glasgow. The plan is a clear commitment to the people of Scotland that we are taking long term action to change our society and make it a fairer and...
8th August 2016 by Shona McTavish
Key dates – Monday 8 August to Friday 30 September This consultation sets our proposals for a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland that will: o Enshrine in legislation the Scottish Government’s ambition to eradicate child poverty. o Place a duty on Scottish Ministers to publish a Child Poverty Delivery Plan every 5 years, and to...