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Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill Briefing, 19/08/14 [S]
The Scottish Parliament Information Centre has published a briefing which gives an overview of the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill, its financial memorandum and impact assessments as well as offering further background information on the Scottish Welfare Fund.

Welfare Debate, 13/08/14 [S]
Debate in the Scottish Parliament on June 2014 on Welfare. The debate was introduced by Nicola Sturgeon (SNP).

Personal Independence Payments Written Answer, 24/06/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 24 June 2014 in response to Graeme Morrice's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that personal independence payment applicants do not suffer financial hardship due to delays deciding their claims.

Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill published, 11/06/14 [S]
The first step towards setting out in law the permanent arrangements for the £33million Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) has been made with the introduction of the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament.

Welfare Oral Question, 05/06/14 [S]
During First Minister's Question Time on 5 June 2014 Graeme Dey (SNP) asked the First Minister how the Scottish Government will respond to the report of the expert working group on welfare.

Re-thinking Welfare: Fair, Personal and Simple, 04/06/14 [S]
This is the 2nd report of the Expert Working Group on Welfare looking at the medium and long term options for welfare in an independent Scotland.

Child Poverty and welfare reform, 03/06/14 [S]
Scotlandís Minister for Children Aileen Campbell has outlined concerns over a UK Government report to the United Nations which claims welfare reforms will help lift youngsters out of poverty, despite charities and experts warning the changes will do the reverse.

The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study, 16/05/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published findings from this study which aims of the study is to explore the impact of on-going welfare changes on a range of households in Scotland over time.

Review of the Scottish Welfare Fund Interim Scheme, 16/05/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published a review which explores how well the interim arrangements of the Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) have worked, from the perspectives of applicants to the SWF and the third sector organisations supporting them.

Financial Impacts of Welfare Reform - Illustrative Working Age Case Studies, 16/05/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published a paper which outlines some of the changes from the UK governmentís welfare reforms, and sets out their financial impacts through case studies of hypothetical working age households.