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Charities don’t understand general election campaigning rules

Charities could be at risk of fines because they don't know what campaigning activities they are allowed to take part in during election campaigns

28th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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Private firms barred from benefits assessments

Profit-raking private firms will have no place in Scotland’s new social security system

27th April 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scots want fairer distribution of wealth

Public backing for a new system of wealth distribution is growing, says a new report

27th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Foodbank use at record levels: low pay and benefits changes to blame

A record number of Scots are relying on help from foodbanks, it has been revealed

25th April 2017 by Graham Martin

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One-in-five Scots pensioners struggling financially

​Over-65s not claiming what they are due, research shows

25th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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One in three low income Scots can’t afford to eat

Living costs are pushing low income Scots further into poverty, alarming figures show

24th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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New sexual harm laws introduced in Scotland

​News laws aimed at protecting victims come into force today

24th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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UK government warned: don’t weaken human rights

All UK human rights commission chairs join to urge the UK government to rethink repealing human rights legislation

21st April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Move to reintroduce tail docking slammed by campaigners

​Scottish Government plans to allow tail docking of specific breeds

21st April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Homeless bot is a first for Scottish charity

The Ask Alex bot aims to educate the public about the reasons for youth homelessness via Facebook Messenger

20th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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Fury as PIP assessors rake in millions of public cash

Private companies undertaking PIP assessments received millions more than originally estimated

20th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Revealed: the first group to be charged under the government’s hated Lobbying Act

The campaigning group failed to register with the Electoral Commission

19th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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MSPs debate LGBT education in Scots schools

​Inclusive education campaign is gaining momentum

19th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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General election: Speak out now to beat hatred and division

Scotland’s third sector must be at the forefront of ensuring progressive ideas win over hatred and division in snap General Election campaign

18th April 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charities bid to eradicate rough sleeping in Glasgow

A successful approach towards eradicating rough sleeping on the streets of Glasgow has been awarded a grant of over £400,000 to maintain its work

18th April 2017 by Graham Martin

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Women being hit hardest by Tory welfare cuts

​Statistics show inequality is rife when it comes to benefit cuts

18th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Thousands sign online rape clause petition

​Pressure grows on UK government to scrap controversial legislation making women prove they were raped to get child benefits

18th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Revealed: 50,000 mobility vehicles taken from disabled people as part of PIP

Transition from DLA to PIP sees nearly half of disabled people lose their mobility entitlement to a vehicle

12th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Campaigners call for PIP to be scrapped and DLA reintroduced

Petition wants the controversial system to be halted to be replaced with the old one

11th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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