Social Security and In-Work Poverty Inquiry

Last updated: 19/02/2020

OPFS believes employment should provide a decent standard of living, offer pathways to progress and allow parents to balance work and home life.

The Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee launched an inquiry into social security and in-work poverty. The Committee’s focus was on the potential impact of Universal Credit on in-work poverty and indications of increasing needs in working households. Our submission said single parents would, on average, be financially worse off when in receipt of Universal Credit – whether working or not.

Download OPFS submission