The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study

The aim of the study is to explore the impact of on-going welfare changes on a range of households in Scotland over time. This report provides a review of the literature and presents the results of the first sweep of interviews which took place from September 2013 to January 2014.


Acronym Term
AA Attendance Allowance
BA Bereavement Allowance
BT Bedroom Tax
BL Budgeting Loans
BC Benefit Cap
CA Carer's Allowance
CB Child Benefit
CTC Child Tax Credit
CAA Constant Attendance Allowance
CB-ESA Contribution Based ESA
CB-JSA Contribution Based JSA
CTB Council Tax Benefit
CTR Council Tax Reduction
DLA Disability Living Allowance
DP Disability Premium
DWP Department for Work and Pensions
ESA Employment and Support Allowance
FP Funeral Payments
GA Guardian's Allowance
HB Housing Benefit
HMRC Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
IB Incapacity Benefit
IB-ESA Income Based ESA
IB-JSA Income Based JSA
IS Income Support
JSA Jobseeker's Allowance
MA Maternity Allowance
PLA Parent's Learning Allowance
PIP Personal Independence Payments
SDP Severe Disability Premium
SG Support Group (ESA)
SMP Statutory Maternity Pay
SRS Spare Room Subsidy ('Bedroom Tax')
SWF Scottish Welfare Fund
SSMG Sure Start Maternity Grant
UC Universal Credit
WCA Work Capability Assessment
WRAG Work Related Activity Group (ESA)


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