(431) Scotland: welfare reform & food bank use [Report]

ScotlandRecent efforts to reform welfare benefit schemes in the United Kingdom are under way and as expected are no small source of contention.  An important possible measure of the success or failure of this austerity-driven reform might sensibly be found in food bank use.  Scotland and England have both seen recent high level reports into such things.  Yesterday a blogger at the Guardian online shared a positive impression of the seriousness and value of the Scottish report and contrasted its publication with the suppression of a similar document produced in England.

Overview of Food Aid Provision in Scotland
38-page .pdf file from the Scottish Government

Scottish government report links welfare reform to food bank growth
Cuts Blog – theguardian.com