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Bedroom tax axed in Scotland: Holyrood rivals back SNP Government's £15m plan to banish hated spare-room policy
IN what is a stunning victory for the Daily Record-led campaign, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the £15m proposal yesterday which means the vicious Con-Dem policy will effectively be abolished north of the Border.
Daily Record - Posted 03/02/2014

Sturgeon finds extra £15m to mitigate impact of 'bedroom tax'
An extra £15m has been found by the Scottish Government to mitigate the effects of the "bedroom tax".
STV News - Posted 03/02/2014

Child poverty levels falling faster in Scotland than in England
Child poverty in Scotland fell by almost twice the level in England over a decade, new analysis in the run-up to the independence referendum has shown.
Herald Scotland (register) - Posted 03/02/2014

Child poverty falls faster in Scotland than in England
Child poverty in Scotland has fallen by nearly double the amount that it has fallen in England, a report published yesterday has said.
Inside Housing - Posted 03/02/2014

Scotland must tackle worklessness to further improve child poverty
Scotland needs to tackle poverty among workless households if it wants to continue making gains in the reduction of child poverty, according to a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
Housing - Posted 03/02/2014

Minister calls for end to bedroom tax help cap
Scotland's deputy first minister has urged Westminster to lift the legal limit it has imposed on the amount of financial help the Scottish government can give to victims of the bedroom tax.
24 Housing - Posted 03/02/2014

Bedroom tax loophole: SFHA advises housing associations to contact affected tenants
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has conceded that there are a number of tenants who may have been wrongly assessed for the 'bedroom tax' due to an error in drafting the regulations.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 03/02/2014

Sixty Icon Sturgeon call over benefit aid cap
A further £15m has been found by the Scottish government to help those hit by the so-called "bedroom tax" in the year ahead.
BBC - Posted 03/02/2014

100,000 Scots children face poverty by 2020
Child poverty levels in Scotland are set to rise after a decade of steady falls which saw progress north of the Border outstrip the rest of the UK, a report has warned.
The Scotsman - Posted 02/02/2014

Referendum briefing: child poverty in Scotland
How child poverty in Scotland has changed compared to England in the last decade.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Posted 02/02/2014

Scotland in child poverty 'success'
Child poverty in Scotland fell by almost twice the level in England over a decade, new analysis in the run-up to the independence referendum has shown.
London Evening Standard - Posted 02/02/2014

Sixty Icon Scotland must tackle poverty among workless families after referendum - JRF report
Scotland must get to grips with poverty among workless families if it is to reduce child poverty, according to a new report by the New Policy Institute (NPI) for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Posted 02/02/2014

Sixty Icon Housing association gets merger go-ahead from tenants
A merger to save a troubled Scottish housing association will go ahead after more than 90 per cent of members agreed to the plan last night.
Inside Housing - Posted 01/02/2014

Scottish Parliament should be given power to abolish the bedroom tax if UK Government doesn't get rid of it
The Scottish Parliament should be given the power to abolish the bedroom tax if the UK Government doesn’t get rid of it according to an interim report into the controversial issue.
Housing - Posted 31/01/2014

SFHA welcomes call to abolish bedroom tax
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the report published today (Friday 31 January) by the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee which has called on the UK Government to abolish the ‘bedroom tax’.
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations - Posted 31/01/2014

South Lanarkshire Council approves 170 post closures
South Lanarkshire Council is to close more than 170 posts by 2015 in a bid to balance its budget.
BBC - Posted 31/01/2014

Sixty Icon Out of harmony
Scotland’s allocation policies must become more family-friendly, says Paul Moore.
Inside Housing - Posted 31/01/2014

Sixty Icon MSPs call for end of 'bedroom tax'
A Holyrood committee has called on the UK government to abolish the spare room subsidy or hand powers to the Scottish Parliament to enable it do so.
BBC - Posted 31/01/2014

Sixty Icon Cordale issues merger warning
Tenants told landlord faces collapse if they fail to approve Caledonia deal.
Inside Housing - Posted 30/01/2014

Housing Minister officially opens new Peebles housing complex
Scotland's Minister for Housing and Welfare Margaret Burgess MSP, officiated at the opening of an extra care and general needs housing development in Peebles this week.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 30/01/2014

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