Equality News Update: The National: Scotland faces ‘crisis’ of in-work poverty if Universal Credit cut, charity says

More than 30% of Universal Credit claimants seeking advice are in-work according to Citizens Advice Scotland - with the fear that if the £20-per-week increase to Universal Credit is not made permanent, there will be a crisis of Scottish Households living in-work poverty.   Read more here: https://www.thenational.scot/news/18983737.scotland-faces-crisis-in-work-poverty-universal-credit-cut-charity-says/ #EqNews #LocalServices #COVID-19 #In-workPoverty #UniversalCredit

Hard Up Communities in Fife – Welfare Reform and Equality

This invitation to tender is to undertake investigative research to better understand the barriers experienced by communities of protected characteristics that are affected by poverty in Fife. The research aims to deepen practitioners’ understanding of multiple barriers experienced by people in their day to day living and also help to ensure that the most vulnerable to poverty are not further disadvantaged because of their protected characteristics.

Fife Universal Credit Roll Out

Come along and visit one of our many Brexit discussion sessions, with the opportunity to ask questions, share your concerns or opinions or even just for a coffee and a chat. We will hold the sessions on: Monday 19th June, 10:30am-12:30pm Town House , 2 Wemyssfield, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XW. Wednesday 21st June, 6:30-8:30pm Parkgate Community Centre […]