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Holyrood Committee to investigate why millions of pounds of benefits remain unclaimed

09.09.2019

Holyrood Committee to investigate why millions of pounds of benefits remain unclaimed

Holyrood Committee seeks immediate halt to rollout of latest DWP scheme

12.07.2019

Holyrood Committee seeks immediate halt to rollout of latest DWP scheme

Universal Credit responsible for increasing rent arrears, says Holyrood Committee

12.06.2019

The introduction of Universal Credit has greatly increased rent arrears and a Scottish Parliament Committee has called for immediate action to tackle this issue.

MSPs demand UK Government protect date of Universal Credit claim

22.05.2019

A new service launched by the DWP which does not protect the date a Universal Credit claim begins has been described as ‘deeply alarming’ by Holyrood’s Social Security Committee.

Fundamental changes to Universal Credit needed before more claimants are moved over, says Holyrood Committee

06.02.2019

Holyrood’s Social Security Committee has raised deep concerns with Universal Credit in its latest report into in-work poverty.

Social security and its impact on rented housing to be investigated

05.02.2019

Scotland’s Social Security Committee is today launching an inquiry into whether the social security system adequately supports tenants in both the private rented sector and social housing.

Holyrood Committee to visit Dundee

28.09.2018

Dundee to be the focus of a visit by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee.

Social security and in-work poverty to be investigated by a Holyrood Committee

18.06.2018

The social security benefits available to people who are in-work but struggling on low incomes is to be the focus of an inquiry by the Social Security Committee.

Esther McVey MP to appear at Holyrood Committee

19.03.2018

The ongoing problems with the roll out of Universal Credit and the devolution of welfare powers to Scotland will be raised by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee when it hears from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Changes needed to ensure parliamentary scrutiny of social security provisions

11.12.2017

Changes are needed to ensure that the Scottish Parliament can scrutinise the detail of how Scotland’s new social security system will operate. This is according to a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to be quizzed at Holyrood

29.09.2017

The roll out of the devolution of welfare powers to Scotland and concerns over Universal Credit will be raised by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee when it takes evidence from Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

New Secretary of State for Work and Pensions invited to Holyrood

11.09.2017

Holyrood’s Social Security Committee has issued an invitation to the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Rt Hon David Gauke MP, to give evidence at a future committee meeting.

Social security plans – how will you be affected, asks Committee

03.07.2017

It will affect more than 1.4 million and will lead to expenditure of £2.9 billion a year, but what will the impact of the transfer of social security powers from Westminster to Holyrood mean for claimants?

Committee calls for interim targets for tackling child poverty

22.05.2017

Targets aimed at reducing child poverty in Scotland are too long range according to a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee.

Clear plan needed for transfer of social security powers

11.04.2017

A clear plan is needed for the successful transfer of welfare powers according to a joint letter issued today by Holyrood’s Social Security Committee and Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee.

Glasgow focus for Committee

24.03.2017

Glasgow is to be the focus for the Scottish Parliament's Social Security Committee as it begins looking at proposals aimed at tackling child poverty.

A citizen’s income – how this would work for Scotland to be explored

09.03.2017

The concept of a minimum guaranteed income, known as the citizen’s income, will today (9 March) be explored by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee.

Impact of child poverty targets to be explored by Committee

27.02.2017

Proposed targets for addressing child poverty in Scotland are to be scrutinised by Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee as it begins its examination of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

Committee calls on issues with Universal Credit to be addressed

24.02.2017

Serious systematic problems exist with the new Universal Credit system according to a letter issued today by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee.

Devolution of social security to be investigated by Holyrood and Westminster Committees

06.02.2017

The successful delivery of the devolution of social security is to be investigated by two parliamentary committees.

Scottish Parliamentary committee to investigate the feasibility of introducing a Citizen’s Income

18.01.2017

The feasibility of introducing a citizen’s income is to be investigated by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee.

Universal credit the focus of Musselburgh visit by MSPs

28.11.2016

MSPs on the Social Security Committee will today visit Musselburgh job centre, one of the first areas in Scotland to roll out Universal Credit, to see the claimant journey first hand.

Parliamentary committees to work more closely

15.11.2016

A Scottish Parliamentary Committee and a Westminster Committee are to work together on social security.

Poorest places hit hardest as welfare cuts mount to £2 billion a year in Scotland, according to new research

02.11.2016

The most deprived areas of Scotland will once again be hit hardest by the round of welfare reforms announced since the 2015 general election, according to new research.

MSPs to question Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

18.09.2016

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions the Rt Hon Damian Green MP is to be questioned by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee in early November.

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