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Shock at 160% rise in child suicides in Scotland

Scottish Government admits that the rising suicide rate is "heartbreaking".

Benefit claimants told to fork out £1400 to record disability assessments

Disabled people told to pay for expensive specialist equipment if they want benefit assessments to be recorded.

Benefit payment dates over Christmas and New Year 2019-20

You may receive benefit payments early over Christmas and New Year. Check here to see if this applies to you and your family.

MS sufferers failed by ‘humiliating’ and ‘incorrect’ PIP assessments, says charity

Charity says MS sufferers are being failed "at every stage" of the disability benefit assessment process.

Man wins Supreme Court ‘bedroom tax’ case

Supreme Court ruling offers hope to a number of disabled people hit by the cruel bedroom tax policy.

Universal Credit slammed as food bank use soars by 23%

Trussell Trust warns that more people than ever are being driven to food banks.

Sturgeon calls for ‘real and determined action’ on child poverty

Latest figures show that 30% of children across the UK are living in poverty.

SNP outline plan to ban unpaid trial shifts

Party to ramp up pressure on the UK government to ban "exploitative" unpaid trial shifts.

Benefit claimants to be given more help with funeral costs

Financial support for funeral costs will rise by 43% to £1000 from spring 2020.

Next government must commit to ending fuel poverty, say campaigners

More than 15,000 winter deaths in 2017/18 were caused by people living in cold homes.

Next government ‘must act’ on policies that cause ‘preventable problems’, says Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice calls for major reforms to welfare and housing.

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to end in-work poverty and food bank use within five years

Labour leader pledged to deliver "real change" that will improve the "lives of millions".

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