Women and Welfare Call for Evidence

The Committee invites all interested individuals and organisations to submit written evidence on the experiences of women when dealing with the recent welfare reforms.

The Committee wants to know:

“What is the impact of welfare reform on women?”

 The Committee would also like submissions to address the following questions.  When answering the questions we would welcome, where appropriate, comments or examples of the particular ways in which you see women’s experience differing from men.

  • What is your (or your clients) experience of being on benefits or employment support?
  • How has your (or your clients) experience with the benefit system changed in recent years since the introduction of the welfare reforms?
  • Are there any challenges involved in being in receipt of your (your clients) particular benefits?
  • What would be your priorities for change when certain benefits / elements of employment support are devolved to Scotland?
  • Do you have any suggestions of practical improvements that you would like to see when certain benefits / elements of employment support are under Scottish control?

While the Committee is seeking a woman’s perspective on the issues of welfare reform it welcomes views from all interested parties.

Submitting written evidence to the Committee

Submissions should ideally be no more than 4 pages of A4. Responses should be sent, wherever possible, electronically and in MS Word format to the following email address: [email protected]

Before submitting your evidence please read the Parliament’s Policy on Treatment of Written Evidence by Subject and Mandatory Committees

Responses can also be sent by post to: Clerk to the Welfare Reform Committee, Room TG.01, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday 1st May.

You may also share your views by tweeting the Committee using the hashtag #womenandwelfare.




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