The cost of living crisis
The cost of living crisis is causing devastation for the least well off.
The cruelty and lunacy of cutting Universal Credit
The £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit planned for October will be the biggest overnight drop in the basic rate of social security since the foundation of the welfare state, according to analysis from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Being on benefit: an abusive relationship with the state ?
Kevin Higgins, Head of Policy at Advice NI on the past, present and future of social security in the UK.
Omens are grim as Universal Credit arrives
Next week sees the beginning of the roll out of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland.
Welfare sanctions in NI: the facts
Adam Tinson, senior research analyst at the New Policy Institute analyses the growing gap between benefits sanctions in Northern Ireland and GB.
Up the sanction - Welfare Reform's teeth could bite itself
DWP says sanctions are a "last resort" and encouragement to work - but some reported examples make that description look laughable, and could make them the biggest danger to Welfare Reform. Scope takes a look.
Welfare Reform: the view from Scotland
The general election result means Welfare Reform will come to Northern Ireland, one way or another. Scope looks at two reports examining its impact in Scotland - both on the public and the third sector.
Welfare Reform: overseeing the inevitable
Presuming the near-inevitable happens and Welfare Reform (eventually) passes the Assembly, does Stormont need a dedicated committee for oversight? Scope speaks exclusively with Michael McMahon MSP, who convenes just such a group in Holyrood.
How to survive the cuts
Northern Ireland is yet to feel the full force of austerity cuts and Welfare Reform is still not implemented. We spoke to the leader of England's charities to find out exactly what we can expect.
The cost of living crisis1 Jun 2022
Omens are grim as Universal Credit arrives22 Sep 2017
Welfare sanctions in NI: the facts1 Apr 2016
Welfare Reform: the view from Scotland14 May 2015
Welfare Reform: overseeing the inevitable20 Apr 2015
How to survive the cuts16 Sep 2014
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