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There are no guarantees that Scotland would create a more compassionate and caring benefits system says Lynn; we will need to fight for a different approach. Read more

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The reappointment of Mr Duncan Smith to “finish the job he started” has sounded the death knell for even the most basic of social security safety nets. Lynn reflects on the vital need for civil society to stand up and challenge what is to come. Read more

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Giving the sector a voice Welcome to our blogs page – a platform for colleagues from charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations to share what matters to them. Here you’ll find a range of opinion pieces from both SCVO staff and others working in Scotland… Read more
Whilst our MSPs have been enjoying their recess, it’s been a typically busy Summer for our sector. Top of the agenda for many will have been the draft Scottish Social Security Bill – and so it should be. This bill covers a wide range of benefits and, with the propos… Read more
Direction of travel In July 2015 SCVO held a Fairer Scotland event, attended by many of our members and officials from Scottish Government. The key principles outlined at that event formed the backbone of the Fairer Scotland strategy and it is heartening to see the … Read more
Social Security (Scotland) Bill SCVO response to Social Security Committee 29 August 2017 Our position The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) welcome the opportunity to respond to the Social Security Committee’s call for evidence. The Scottish Gover… Read more