An expectant mother travelled to Switzerland to give birth after council social workers raised welfare concerns, a High Court judge has been told.
Spending on benefits for those with young families is forecast to more than double in the first year of the Scottish Government’s new Best Start Grant.
A new welfare payment aimed at helping low income families in Scotland will be introduced ahead of schedule, the First Minister has announced.
Gordon Brown has said Jeremy Corbyn “has got to change” to address concerns over anti-Semitism in the Labour party.
Lack of action to tackle child poverty is creating “a generation of invisible boys and girls”, according to former prime minister Gordon Brown.
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.