Scotland’s new social security agency is to take on 100 additional staff by the end of this year to help provide face-to-face support to those claiming benefits.
A new welfare payment aimed at helping poorer families after the birth of a child has paid out more than £2.7 million in less than two months.
A blind 97-year-old Second World War veteran is battling to persuade a High Court judge to let him leave a care facility and end his life at home.
Two-thirds of Scottish children experience early life adversity – such as domestic violence or parental drug misuse – according to a new study.
The Scottish Government forecasts a 40% rise in the number of people able to get help with funeral costs when a new benefit payment is introduced this summer.
New animal welfare laws requiring all abattoirs to use CCTV could be brought in.
More than 100,000 grants have been paid out by the scheme used to mitigate Westminster’s so-called bedroom tax in Scotland, new figures show.
Scottish Labour will implement all-women shortlists in selections for Holyrood and Westminster, leader Richard Leonard has confirmed.
The Scottish Government should effectively abolish Westminster’s “abhorrent” two child benefit cap and the so-called “rape clause” in the Holyrood Budget, Richard Leonard has said.
A north welfare centre has supported thousands of serving and ex-military in its first five years, a report published yesterday revealed.
Highland MP Drew Hendry has said a damning report on universal credit has vindicated his years of warnings about its introduction.
The Scottish Government could be hit with a £1 million bill for making it easier for claimants to budget with Universal Credit welfare payments.
Young people needing housing benefit will get automatic entitlement after a major UK Government policy U-turn on Universal Credit.
Nearly one-in-three disability welfare claims were rejected in Aberdeen in the last year, social security minister Jeanne Freeman has revealed.
Absent Moray MP Douglas Ross was shown a red card at prime minister’s questions for officiating at a football match instead of attending a welfare debate.
Moray MP Douglas Ross has been criticised for missing a welfare debate to referee a Champions League match.
A north-east MP has claimed the true level of unemployment in Aberdeenshire may be masked by unclaimed benefit.
Controversial housing benefit cuts have seen a 400% rise in families affected in the north of Scotland since November.
Tory welfare cuts will cost claimants in the north and north-east of Scotland £142million, according to new official analysis.
An iconic building that lay derelict for more than 20 years in one of the most poverty-stricken parts of the Highlands is fighting fit again after a £1.2million makeover.
Council chiefs in the Highlands have renewed their verbal assault on the UK Government over cuts in welfare spending.
The Chancellor declared the "age of irresponsibility" over yesterday as he announced plans to slash welfare and force employers to give staff a "pay rise" in the first Tory Budget for almost 20 years.
Farmers and crofters looking to learn more about livestock health and welfare are invited to apply for this year's Moredun Foundation scholarship.
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls will today promise to slash the pay of UK Government ministers and cap child benefit rises.
An independent Scotland will lose the financial safety provided by the joint resources of the UK, according to Pensions Minister Justin Webb.