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SNP conference condemns the Tories ‘shameful’ approach to social security

"They must listen to all of the evidence of hardship and damage they are causing and urgently reassess their approach to welfare."

SNP highlight ‘deep concerns’ with Universal Credit ahead of crunch debate

MSPs call for 'fundamental reforms' to Universal Credit to reduce in-work poverty.

‘Punitive’ Tory benefits freeze must end, says SNP

Figures show the cost of basic goods has sky-rocketed.

SNP demand an urgent review over ESA benefit underpayments ‘scandal’

Around 20,000 sick and disabled ESA benefit claimants have died whilst owed overdue back-payments.

Tories must apologise for denying food bank responsibility, says SNP

UK Government to blame for "years of unnecessary cruelty and suffering".

Scrap the ‘cruel’ and ‘callous’ two-child benefits policy, says SNP MP

"No humane government would propose such a policy", says Alison Thewliss.

New DWP boss must ‘completely overhaul’ Tory welfare policies, says SNP

Amber Rudd must use her new role to "completely overhaul a decade of failed Tory welfare policies", says SNP MP.

‘Budget for older people’ needed to tackle pensioner poverty, says SNP

Government must deliver a 'budget for older people' to boost incomes and tackle pensioner poverty.

SNP back school uniform ‘poverty-proofing’

Party says austerity measures are forcing children to skip school.

Tories must ‘call time’ on a decade of failed austerity cuts, says SNP

Philip Hammond urged to use the forthcoming autumn budget to “call time” on a decade of failed austerity cuts.

SNP MP calls for urgent reform to Universal Credit over domestic abuse risk

Universal Credit risks increasing women's vulnerability to domestic abuse, warns Dr Philippa Whitford MP.

SNP condemn ‘worryingly’ high sanctions rate under Universal Credit

Universal Credit claimants are far more likely to be sanctioned than people still in receipt of legacy benefits, official DWP figures show.

DWP ‘willfully’ blocking MSPs from helping benefit claimants, says SNP MP

SNP MP Linda Fabiani accused the UK Government of treating Scottish members of Parliament with "contempt".

SNP Conference: UK Government urged to double paternity leave rights

Resolution calls on the UK Government to double paternity leave rights for fathers from 2 to 4 weeks.

SNP pledge ‘people first’ social security system

Jeane Freeman: "Let's build a new public service for Scotland".

SNP demand action on ‘inaccessible’ benefit assessment centres

DWP admit there is no policy to ensure benefit assessment centres have parking facilities within 20 meters.

SNP demand urgent meeting with DWP boss over ‘unforgivable’ rape clause comments

DWP Secretary claimed forcing women to prove they were raped to claim benefits gives them an "opportunity to talk".

DWP ‘make work pay’ claims ‘reeks of hypocrisy’, says SNP MP

Government department has taken on over 27,000 people for unpaid work placements since 2011.

SNP MSP calls on big six to back energy credit foodbank scheme

'People should not be left without food, heating and electricity because of cruel Tory policies', says Christina McKelvie

Brexit uncertainty driving up food prices, claim SNP

Figures show food prices have risen at their fastest rate in four years, as Tories are accused of 'playing games' with the UK's future.

Universal Credit ‘shambles’ leaves Scottish tenants vulnerable to eviction, warns SNP MP

Figures show 29% of landlords have already evicted a tenant for Universal Credit rent arrears.

Tories ‘turning a blind eye’ to rising foodbank use, says SNP

Department for Work and Pensions admit it does not collect data on the numbers of foodbank users.

SNP call on Scottish Tory MPs to support WASPI women

Scottish Tories must stand by their election promise and support fair pensions for women, says SNP MP.

Tory welfare cuts ‘the driving force’ behind rising food poverty, says SNP

Chancellor Philip Hammond urged to use his Autumn Budget "to reverse seven years of Tory austerity".

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