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‘Scotland is not immune from hatred’: Research shows ‘persistent’ levels of discrimination against black and ethnic minority Scots
New findings from the University of Edinburgh suggest that over a third of black and ethnic minority people in Scotland have experienced discrimination over the past two years
‘A significant blow’: Anti-eviction campaigners cautiously welcome reversal of lock-change policy as Mears Group takeover from Serco
Living Rent has pledged to hold the Mears Group to its commitments, while the Scottish Refugee Council seeks a guarantee of no summary evictions, “lawful or not”
Scottish Government says DWP funding for Citizen’s Advice ‘should not be at the expense of local authorities’
A new partnership between Citizens Advice and the DWP has been condemned by critics of Universal Credit
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has emphasised that any additional funding for Citizens Advice Scotland should not come “at the expense of local authorities” while reiterating its opposition to the controversial Universal Credit roll-out, following the announcement of a £39m funding partnership between the Citizens Advice network and the UK Government’s Department of Work and Pensions.
SNP MP brands UK Government ‘reckless and heartless’ as figures reveal nearly £200m spent fighting disability benefit appeals
SNP MP joins disability and poverty campaigners in denouncing the Tories’ approach to welfare amid newly uncovered figures
ALISON THEWLISS, SNP MP for Glasgow Central, has accused the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) of being “intent on refusing people at every turn”, after it emerged nearly £200m in five years was spent fighting appeals by rejected disability benefit claimants.
Tie campaign co-founder says Icon Awards should be ‘consigned to history’ following controversy
This year’s Icon Awards were canceled at the last minute after the entire board resigned
THE ICON AWARDS should be “consigned to history” in the wake of a series of controversies which have left its brand irretrievably tarnished, one of the co-founders of the Time for Inclusive Education (Tie) campaign has argued.