Universal credit has greatly increased rent arrears, with immediate action now needed in order to tackle the issue, according to MSPs.
A north-east politician has welcomed new school benefits for low income families.
An Aberdeen foodbank has appealed for donations due to an increase in service users.
The scrapping of start-date protections under Universal Credit (UC) is “deeply alarming”, the DWP has been told.
The Scottish Government should scrap benefits and pay every adult a basic income to eliminate poverty, a report has said.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has defended Universal Credit despite a sharp rise in people left unable to pay their rent in the parts of Scotland where the benefit was first launched.
The Scottish Government cannot afford to alleviate all of Westminster’s “staggering” cuts in benefits spending, the Social Security Secretary has told MSPs.
MSPs will debate calls for reform of Universal Credit to halt a predicted increase in in-work poverty.
Calls have been made for the housing element of Universal Credit to automatically go to landlords.
New figures have revealed more than 400 council tenants are in rent arrears across Aberdeenshire, with an average debt of £925 each.
More than 8,000 people in Aberdeen are in rent arrears, new figures reveal.
The increasing number of people turning to Aberdeen foodbanks has been labelled as “crazy” by one man who has seen the issue from both sides.
More than 900 people in Aberdeen have been handed emergency cash because of late benefits.
Four working single mothers have won a High Court challenge over the Government’s controversial Universal Credit welfare scheme which they say has left them struggling financially because of the way their payments are calculated.
The number of people using foodbanks in Aberdeen has soared by 50% since the summer.
The UK Government’s Help to Save scheme gives people an extra 50p for every £1 they save up to £2,400 – meaning they could get £1,200 free.
The number of people looking for work in Aberdeen has fallen by 9% compared with last year, new figures suggest.
A controversial new benefit will be officially rolled out across Aberdeen tomorrow.
Preparations are under way for the roll-out of a benefit which has previously led to a rise in the number of people applying for crisis loans.
A new benefit set to be fully rolled out across the city next month could lead to an increased risk of owing rent, according to a new report.
Job prospects in the north-east are looking up, according to new statistics.
Foodbanks in the north-east are struggling to meet demand – and say school summer holidays and Universal Credit are to blame.
The number of people claiming benefits and seeking work in Aberdeen has fallen – and 50 more jobs are up for grabs in the coming weeks.
A North-east MP has said serious concerns remain about the roll-out of Universal Credit.
A report shows changes to benefit payments could hit people in the Granite City by nearly £30 million a year.
An Aberdeen man says he will be unable to feed himself after he received just a penny of benefits for a month.