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Families hit by nearly £700m tax credit cut, 19/07/15 [S]
Families in Scotland who rely on tax credits will face nearly £700 million worth of cuts if the UK Government pushes ahead with its ‘inexcusable’ proposals, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil has said.

Scotland’s Young Workforce, 15/07/15 [S]
The Shaw Trust Scotland will today be presented with its Investors in Young People award by Youth Employment Minister Annabelle Ewing.

UK Budget to “hit Scotland’s poorest children” – FM, 07/07/15 [E/NI/S/W]
Expected cuts to the value of tax credits by the UK Government in tomorrow’s budget will impact most on the poorest children in Scotland.

Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People, 07/07/15 [S]
Teenage pregnancy rates in Scotland have continued to fall in 2013, to the lowest levels on record. Overall, the rates have declined since 2007 across under 16, under 18 and under 20 age groups.

‘Alarming’ inequalities for women, 06/07/15 [E/NI/S/W]
More women could be pushed into poverty and disproportionately affected by social security reforms if the UK Government cuts £12 billion from its welfare budget, Welfare Minister Margaret Burgess has said.

More funding for Eco-Schools, 06/07/15 [S]
The internationally recognised Eco-Schools programme in Scotland will receive increased funding for 2015-16, the Acting Minister for Children and Young People Fiona McLeod confirmed today.

First Minister signs up to iRights, 06/07/15 [S]
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has signed up the Scottish Government as an official supporter of the iRights coalition today.

Austerity measures damaging economy, 05/07/15 [E/NI/S/W]
The UK Government’s approach to reducing the deficit has damaged the economy and undermined attempts to improve public finances, according to the Deputy First Minister.

Focus on raising attainment, 02/07/15 [S]
Funding of over £11 million has been given to seven councils as the first allocations from the Scottish Government’s £100 million Attainment Scotland Fund.