31st March 2018

Social Security Scotland – dignity, fairness, respect

As we highlighted in a previous post, SIBF have representation on the Scottish Government Experience Panels tasked with redesigning the Scottish Social Security agency. The Scottish […]
26th March 2018

Benefits and Blighted Blood – Welfare Reforms

“Please Sir, Can I Have Some More” Welfare benefits are an entitlement available to all citizens – when there is a need. And like the previous […]
8th November 2017

SIBF representation on UK and Scottish Benefits panels – we need your help

The SIBF has a keen interest in the availability of benefits to those affected by contaminated blood, especially now in this period of uncertainty with changes […]
10th July 2017

SIBSS – Guidance on Tax and Benefits Exemptions

Some members have expressed anxiety and uncertainty about the impact of having to  declare any Scottish scheme payments they have received on DWP application forms for […]
18th May 2016

PIP/DLA/ESA – The Benefits Minefield

One of the most common topics for discussion between SIBF members is the complex and worrying issue of benefits. This is certainly the case during the […]
31st March 2016

Loss of Earnings – a basic example, a profound amount

Here we show an excerpt from the presentation that Tommy Leggate gave to the Financial Reference Group in the summer of 2015 and the Scottish Parliament […]