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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

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John Downie, Director of Public Affairs at SCVO, responded today to the publication of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill: “The publication of the Social Security Bill is a landmark moment for the Scottish Parliament and we are pleased that the forthright views of … 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
Introduction As there have been no substantive changes made to the clauses from draft to Bill, the concerns SCVO outlined in our previous response to the Committee remain. These fall broadly into three categories: the need for Gift Aid to be considered alongside the… Read more
Briefing Paper: Social Security (Scotland) Bill 6 December 2017 Our position The Scottish Government’s aspirations to take a rights based approach to social security has been welcomed by SCVO, our members, and the wider third sector who recognise that a rights-based… Read more
Engagement Having sought the view of our members regarding the forthcoming Social Security Bill, we are aware there exists a plethora of ideas, opinions and suggestions to make this legislation as effective as possible. By utilising the expertise of Scotland’s third… Read more