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Briefing papers 2015

The SWC produces briefing papers using information published by Scottish and UK Governments.

These easy-to-read, non-jargoned reports contain the key facts from each document which are relevant to women in Scotland today.

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The Scotland Bill – June 2015 (Bill published 28 May 2015)

On the 19th September 2014, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a commission to be chaired by Lord Smith of Kelvin following the independence referendum. Lord Smith's Commission published its report - on the 27th November 2014, setting out the agreement reached between the five political parties represented in the Scottish Parliament who sat on the Commission.

On 22 January 2015, the UK Government published a Command Paper - Scotland in the United Kingdom: An enduring settlement - setting out its proposals in the form of draft legislative clauses to take forward the Smith Agreement. These proposals cover:
• Constitutional matters
• Fiscal framework
• Tax
• Welfare
• Public bodies, executive agencies and the Crown Estate
• Civil protections and advice

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'Women and Social Security' - July 2015 (The Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee)

The report by the Welfare Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament set out the findings and recommendations made during the course of the Committee's inquiry into the impact of welfare reform on women. It was published on 6 July 2015.

The Scottish Women’s Convention (SWC) has produced a briefing paper which outlines key findings and recommendations made by the committee. The SWC provided both written and oral evidence to the committee on the issue of women and social security.

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