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'Family cap' welfare policy failed in the US, MSPs are told

Emma Ritch of Engender will tell a Scottish Parliament committee about the evidence from overseas

A TWO child benefits “family cap” failed when it was introduced in the United States 20 years ago and ended up being scrapped in many places, MSPs will today hear.

12:00am Thursday 25 May 2017

Woman hospitalised after six weeks sleeping rough on streets of Glasgow

The couple slept on the street beneath Glasgow's main railway bridge in the city centre

A WOMAN who spent six weeks sleeping rough in Scotland’s biggest city remained in hospital last night after a charity helped her off the streets.

12:00am Friday 19 May 2017

Campaign launched to end homelessness in Scotland as shock figures show a rough-sleeper dies every week

The vast majority of those who have died on the streets of Glasgow were under 60

A CAMPAIGN to end homelessness in Scotland has been launched, backed by Housing Minister Kevin Stewart and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

12:00am Monday 15 May 2017

Atos blame DWP for mistake which had stroke victim facing homelessness

Alan Buchanan, right, and his son Neil

CONTROVERSIAL benefits assessor Atos says the DWP stopped them from helping a Callander man who was facing homelessness after a bureaucratic cock-up.

12:00am Saturday 29 April 2017

Employment gloom looms with fall in jobs and pay

EY’s chief economist Mark Gregory

UNEMPLOYMENT is set to rise in the UK as a result of a slowdown in economic growth, according to the latest economic forecast.

12:00am Monday 15 May 2017

'Bigoted and racist' social media posting sees new Tory councillors Alastair Majury and Robert Davies suspended

Twitter troll @Mulder1981 was discovered to be Councillor Alastair Majury

THE TORIES have moved to suspend two councillors in Stirling for making bigoted and racist comments on social media before they were elected.

12:00am Thursday 18 May 2017

Esh gives fresh start for homeless

Ashleigh Day, assistant estimator at Esh Border Construction, with Fresh Start operations manager Stewart Ferguson

ESH Border Construction is helping deliver a fresh start for people in need in Edinburgh after handing a homeless organisation a vital bursary boost.

12:00am Wednesday 17 May 2017

Kevin McKenna: A day of reckoning looms for a Scottish Labour party that turned its back on its roots

Labour must return to its traditional values in Scotland if it wants to find electoral success

"THOSE tactics worked well,” said no-one at Scottish Labour’s inquest into another electoral catastrophe. So, what did the party’s leadership expect from its curious strategy of draping itself in the Union Jack in time for the council elections?…

12:00am Wednesday 10 May 2017

New Tory councillor unmasked as influential arch-'BritNat' Twitter troll who boasts about his manhood online

New Tory councillor unmasked as arch-BritNat Twitter troll @Mulder1981

MEET Alastair Majury, the new Tory councillor for Dunblane, who for years has used an anonymous twitter account to spout abuse at anyone who disagrees with his staunch unionist world view.

5:54pm Monday 8 May 2017

DWP tell stroke victim to use food banks after being left with no DLA payments

Alan Buchanan, right, with his son Neil

BEDRIDDEN multiple-stroke victim Alan Buchanan and his wife Heather feared they were going to be made homeless after an overeager Atos assessor and a bureaucratic cock-up left them facing extreme poverty.

12:00am Thursday 27 April 2017
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