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Scottish National Party attempts to scrap the bedroom tax north of the border
People in Scotland may end up avoiding the so-called bedroom tax altogether under proposals by the devolved government.
The Independent - Posted 04/02/2014

Sixty Icon Is the 'bedroom tax' the new Poll Tax?
It has yet to attain the iconic status of the institution of the Community Charge. However, the withdrawal of the spare room subsidy has definitely gained an enhanced political salience, beyond its arithmetical and social impact.
BBC - Posted 04/02/2014

Sixty Icon Scotland must tackle poverty among workless families after referendum
This week we launch the first in a series of three “referendum briefings”. They aim to identify the poverty challenges in Scotland that both sides of the argument need a response to.
New Policy Institute - Posted 04/02/2014

How childcare can reduce poverty in Scotland after the independence referendum
With the independence referendum in Scotland approaching, Jim McCormick says both the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ campaigns can reduce child poverty by boosting the country’s childcare provision.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Posted 03/02/2014

Scotland wants to spend extra £15m on mitigating effects of bedroom tax
Deputy first minister asks DWP for authority to spend more helping councils after hitting limit for emergency support.
The Guardian - Posted 03/02/2014

Sixty Icon Scotland pledges to meet full cost of bedroom tax
Scotland has pledged to meet the full cost of the bedroom tax by finding an extra £15 million for housing benefit support.
Inside Housing - Posted 03/02/2014

No time for complacency in battling child poverty
There is good news in the report on child poverty published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, but there is danger in it too.
Herald Scotland (register) - Posted 03/02/2014

Report praises Scotland's child poverty reduction
Child poverty fell in Scotland at about twice the rate of England in 10 years, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation said.
BBC - Posted 03/02/2014

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

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