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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.

Early Speech and Language Development Motion, 13/07/15 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 13 July 2015 by Richard Simpson (Lab) on Early Speech and Language Development.

UK Budget Motion, 13/07/15 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 13 July 2015 by Kevin Stewart (SNP) on the UK Summer Budget.

Inheritance Tax Motion, 13/07/15 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 13 July 2015 by John Mason (SNP) on Inheritance Tax.

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.

‘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.

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.

Call for Evidence on the Future Delivery of Social Security in Scotland, 01/07/15 - 28/08/15 [S]
Whilst the devolution of some aspects of Social Security continue to be debated during the passage of the Scotland Bill, the Welfare Reform Committee has opted to focus on the practical implementation of the social security schemes outlined in the Smith Agreement.

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.