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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Posts tagged Welfare Reform

Saved from the chopping block by May’s post-election weakness, Phillip Hammond was yesterday able to jump to the dispatch box to deliver another budget and, alas, another u-turn. This time, the roll-out of Universal Credit got a face lift of sorts. The changes include: • The... Read more

Twelve charities have been granted additional funding for pilot projects which aim to reduce the impact of welfare cuts and poverty in Scotland. On 22 February this year Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance announced £1.9 million of... Read more

Introduction SCVO is working with Scottish Government to support third sector organisations operating both nationally and on the frontline as they help people and communities affected by welfare policy changes. This briefing shares some of the intelligence and insights we are... Read more

Lots of work taking place across Scotland around welfare reform Read more

Introduction As it stands the Scotland Bill is not a coherent piece of legislation and, along with many in our sector, SCVO questions its effectiveness. We consider that this Bill ought to give the Scottish Parliament full policy autonomy over devolved areas, allowing for the... Read more

Introduction SCVO welcomes the opportunity to respond to this timely and important inquiry by the Welfare Reform Committee. The Committee has been one of the most effective in the Scottish Parliament, scrutinizing and challenging both UK and Scottish policy. Such tenacity is... Read more

There are no guarantees that Scotland would create a more compassionate and caring benefits system says Lynn; we will need to fight for a different approach. Read more

Lynn reflects on the Welfare Reform Bill as UK Government announces £20 billion further cuts Read more

Introduction Sadly, SCVO and other third sector organisations find themselves having to brief MPs on further, devastating changes to tax and benefits which will serve to push more people into poverty. Rather than achieving the goal of making work pay, the reforms outlined by the... Read more

Lynn critiques the planned social security cuts and calls on activists to stand tall and fight back Read more