Impact of UK welfare policies in Scotland

Last updated: 17/02/2020

We believe that our social security system should prevent poverty, treat people with dignity and respect and support everyone to flourish.

- Marion Davis, Head of Policy and Strategy

OPFS submission to The Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry examining the impact of UK welfare policies in Scotland says welfare reform and the freezing of social security payments are the key cause of a dramatic increase in child poverty in single parent families. OPFS says parents need a social security system which recognises their particular needs and provides an adequate safety net as well as playing a role in preventing poverty.

Download OPFS submission