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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.

Financial Statement (Summer Budget), 08/07/15 [E/NI/S/W]
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne delivered the budget statement to the House of Commons on 08 July 2015.

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.

Devolution of Welfare Powers to be Examined, 01/07/15 [S]
The Welfare Reform Committee has today issued a call for views on how proposed new powers over welfare should be used to deliver a better system of social security in Scotland.

Social Security for Scotland: Benefits being devolved to the Scottish Parliament, 16/06/15 [S]
A document providing an initial examination of the benefits which are set to be devolved to Scotland under the Smith Commission recommendations.

More powers for Scotland, 15/06/15 [S]
Proposals to give Scotland more powers to create and protect jobs, lift people out of poverty and create a fairer society have been published.

Welfare Reform Committee takes evidence on the Impact of Welfare Reform on Personal Independence Payments 05/05/15 [S]
During its meeting of 5 May 2015 the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee took evidence on Personal Independence Payments.

Scotland's Future Employabilty Services Motion, 28/04/15 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 28 April 2015 by Roseanna Cunningham (SNP) on Scotland's Future Employabilty Services.

An End to In-work Poverty Deabte, 18/03/15 [S]
Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 18 March 2015 on An End to In-work Poverty, the debate was opened by Patrick Harvie (Green).

Welfare Reform Committee takes evidence on the Cumulative Impact of Welfare Reform on Households in Scotland 10/03/15 [S]
During its meeting of 10 March 2015 the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee took evidence on The Cumulative Impact of Welfare Reform on Households in Scotland.