4th June 2019 by Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP
School Age Payment Launched It is projected that by 2030, one in three children could be living in poverty in Scotland as a result of UK Government welfare cuts. This is not acceptable in the 21st century. The cruel cuts that are being enforced through Universal Credit and wider UK government welfare changes will reduce…
22nd February 2019 by Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP
Recent press stories about the DWP using deflection scripts to get callers off the phone was disappointing but not surprising. We know from our own research that almost three in five people rated their experience of the current DWP system as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’. Since taking on this post, and speaking to users of…
8th February 2019 by Aileen Campbell
Coping with the death of a loved one is undoubtedly one of the most stressful things we will ever have to deal with. That’s even more difficult if you are also worrying about how to pay for the funeral. Most of us will arrange a funeral no more than a handful of times. So it…
31st August 2018 by Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP
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