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The Scottish Government currently does not have information on the experiences and position of transgender people in relation to income and poverty.
Regarding welfare reform, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published an Equality Impact Assessment for the Universal Credit. This explains that the Department for Work and Pensions does not hold information on its administrative systems on gender reassignment, but also that it does not envisage any adverse impacts on these grounds.
Source: DWP (2011) Welfare Reform Bill, Universal Credit: Equality impact assessment, reported in Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Evidence Review (2013)
Income and Poverty Page
Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Evidence Review (2013)
DWP (2011) Welfare Reform Bill, Universal Credit: Equality impact assessment
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Poverty and Social Exclusion survey - an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded UK survey of the dimensions of relative poverty. The Scottish Government has funded a rural boost of the Scottish sample to enable better analysis of this rich data source. Analysis of the Scottish results by the Heriot-Watt and Glasgow University partners in the project were published in 2013.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Scottish Poverty Information Unit
The Poverty Site
The Poverty Site, links to further analyses
Welsh Government 'An analysis on the impact of the UK Government's welfare reforms in Wales' (2013) - this paper focuses on those with protected equality characteristics.
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