19th March 2016

BBC and STV inaccurate reporting causes confusion

The BBC and STV covered the Scottish Government announcement and both contained abridged quotes from Philip Dolan taken from our Press Release. Both media organisations, however, […]
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 […]
31st March 2016

Members’ views

SIBF members Richard and Elena Brown e-mailed us to extend their appreciation for the work SIBF does. You can easily contact us by e-mailing your views, […]
22nd April 2016

Support and Assistance Grants

The Financial review Group proposals accepted by the Scottish Government, included a Support and Assistance grant scheme, funded up to £1m per year. The document can […]
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 […]
19th March 2017

Use of Lump sum payments received

The Forum is gathering information on the lump sum payments issued from December 2016 by the Skipton Fund under the existing UK scheme. We have designed […]