Results 101–120 of 2000 for scottish welfare fund

Did you mean Scottish Welfare find?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Universal Credit Uplift Removal: Impact in Foyle (28 Sep 2021)

Deirdre Hargey: ...I wrote a joint letter with Ministers from Scotland and Wales, and I called again for the uplift to be made permanent. That followed a previous joint letter and action taken in conjunction with my Scottish and Welsh counterparts last November. I also brought the matter to the Executive and achieved the agreement of the whole Executive that we would speak out in a united voice against the...

Scottish Parliament: Low Incomes (Support) (23 Sep 2021)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...investing around £2.5 billion just last year, including nearly £1 billion that is targeted at children. We are putting money in the pockets of hundreds of thousands of low-income families through Scottish child payments and bridging payments. That is an investment of around £130 million this year. Around 500,000 low-income households will receive a one-off £130 pandemic payment by the...

Scottish Parliament: Net Zero Nation (21 Sep 2021)

Mr Mark Ruskell: ...have been slow or non-existent; agencies have often been too cautious; and the status quo has won out time and time again. Change is long overdue, but the agreement between Green MSPs and the Scottish Government marks a fresh starting point for the regeneration and recovery of nature. Setting those legally binding nature targets will be critical in driving the change further and faster,...

Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits (15 Sep 2021)

Wendy Chamberlain: ...Government have failed to understand the impact of their policies on the devolved nations. Parents who receive any amount of universal credit in Scotland—even as little as £20—are entitled to Scottish child payments, best start grants and best start food payments. Altogether, the cut could mean a loss of more than £1,700 a year. The Scottish Affairs Committee report on welfare...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2021-22 (7 Sep 2021)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...ahead and our priorities for the duration of the current session of Parliament as we implement the manifesto that we were resoundingly re-elected on in May and our co-operation agreement with the Scottish Green Party. The programme addresses the key challenges that Scotland faces and it aims to shape a better future. It sets out how we will tackle the challenge of Covid and rebuild from...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2021-22 (7 Sep 2021)

Pam Duncan-Glancy: ...in poverty is still a lot of children. We need to go much harder and faster on all those things. Some 260,000 children in Scotland live in poverty and there is no more time to waste. In 2019, the Scottish National Party announced the Scottish child payment as a “game changer”, but it is a game changer only if the game is changed and action is delivered; announcements alone do not do...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government Agreement with Scottish Green Party (31 Aug 2021)

...government and democracy, such as work to increase voter registration and participation, particularly among underrepresented groups, and the commitment to undertake an independent review of the Scottish welfare fund, which is important to many families and individuals across the country. The shared programme contains a variety of policies on which we will work collaboratively with the...

Social Justice and Fairness Commission (21 Jul 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: ...on the important work that has been done by Scotland’s Social Justice and Fairness Commission, led by Shona Robison MSP and Neil Gray, the former Member for Airdrie and Shotts who now sits in the Scottish Parliament. The commission was established by Nicola Sturgeon in September 2019 and comprises both SNP Members and respected independent contributors, including Doctor Angela O’Hagan,...

Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: Australia - Statement (24 Jun 2021)

Lord Grantchester: ...the devolved Administrations, where agriculture is such an important part of their economies. The Welsh have particular concerns for their lamb, and Northern Ireland for its dairy trade. While Scottish whisky producers will be pleased, Scotland’s agricultural input suppliers will be concerned, along with its beef producers. Environmental groups, animal welfare groups, consumer groups on...

Scottish Parliament: Child Poverty (23 Jun 2021)

Shona Robison: ...to ease the financial pressures that were caused by winter fuel costs and the Covid pandemic. Notably, in February, we delivered on a landmark commitment by commencing payment of the game-changing Scottish child payment for eligible families with children under the age of six. It is our 10th benefit and is worth £40 every four weeks. I am delighted that, by the end of March, we had made...

Scottish Parliament: Provisional Outturn 2020-21 (17 Jun 2021)

Tom Arthur: ...new role. I welcome the opportunity to update the Parliament on the provisional outturn against the budget for the financial year 2020-21. The provisional outturn demonstrates once again that the Scottish Government is prudently and competently managing Scotland’s finances, even more so in such extremely challenging and uncertain times, taking into account, as it does, all the Covid-19...

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (16 Jun 2021)

Baroness Young of Old Scone: ...that has now arrived, and there is much to welcome in it. It covers all government policy areas, as the Minister said, and means that all government departments will have to consider animal welfare and sentience issues when forming policy. The Bill also applies to wildlife. The animal sentience committee created by the Bill has potential but needs to be toughened if it is to fulfil the...

Scottish Parliament: Tackling Poverty and Building a Fairer Scotland (8 Jun 2021)

Shona Robison: As Alex Cole-Hamilton knows, social security is a priority for us. That is proved by the fact that we have introduced 10 Scottish benefits, seven of which are brand new and unique in the United Kingdom, including the Scottish child payment, which has been described as a “game changer”. From its announcement in late June 2019 to being started in February this year, the new payment has been...

A Plan for the NHS and Social Care (19 May 2021)

Philippa Whitford: ...who have been waiting many months for treatment or who have not yet even come forward with their health concerns. All four health services are working on recovery from the covid pandemic, and the Scottish Government have put in place their 100-day plan, to utilise some of the innovations used in the past year to increase the diagnosis and treatment of both elective and cancer patients....

Affordable and Safe Housing for All (18 May 2021)

Alyn Smith: ...housing for all really is a case of a tale of two Governments. It is not a competition—I wish the Minister and the UK Government well in tackling the housing crisis in England—but the Scottish Government can be judged on our actions and successes, and I suggest that there are some examples to take on in tackling common endeavours. Since 2007, we have put housing and homelessness at the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Scotland Office: The Government's Legislative Programme (Scotland) 2021-22 (12 May 2021)

Alister Jack: ...Kingdom. The UK Government has ensured citizens and businesses across the UK benefit from our £352 billion package of support since the start of the pandemic, which has supported one in three Scottish jobs, as well as providing access to tests and key medicines and ensuring every part of the UK continues to receive its fair share of one of the world’s largest and most diverse vaccine...

Bay Local Authority in North Lancashire and South Cumbria: UK Asylum System and Asylum Seekers’ Mental Health (13 Apr 2021)

Kevin Foster: ...hear the comments from my SNP shadow, the hon. Member for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East (Stuart C. McDonald). In that regard, discussions between the Home Office, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and the Scottish Government continue—work that I hope will be strongly supported by Members from Scotland who contributed today. That action forms part of and...

Defence and Security Industrial Strategy (23 Mar 2021)

Angela Crawley: May I join others in paying tribute to the armed forces and their contribution to addressing the covid pandemic? We on the Scottish National party Benches welcome the Government’s £188 billion increase in defence spending over the coming four years. However, it is clear that the Government are breaking their commitments on personal welfare, numbers and capacity. The SNP has consistently...

Research and Development Funding — [Peter Dowd in the Chair] (17 Mar 2021)

Carol Monaghan: ..., and doing all sorts of incredible work striving towards eliminating global poverty. This diversity is important, and as we see cuts in ODA, we have to ask what exactly the purpose of research funding is. As the right hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells (Greg Clark) said, today in the Science and Technology Committee we discussed both ARIA and UKRI funding, and if we throw in the impact of...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (16 Mar 2021)

...of the pandemic. We have taken a range of different measures, including direct payments to low-income families with children, the extension of free school meals over holiday periods, increased funding for the welfare fund and for discretionary housing payments, and the introduction of protections against eviction. The new Scottish child payment was planned before the pandemic, but it has...


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.