Scotland's Housing and Welfare Minister, Margaret Burgess, has attacked the Westminster Coalition's welfare reforms, claiming the move will have an "appalling impact" on some of the most vulnerable people in society.

The analysis estimates that 83,000 of the 105,000 households – 79% – affected by the reforms in Scotland include an adult with a recognised disability. Under the plans, people living in social housing or receiving housing benefit will be charged for any spare bedrooms they have unless they agree to downsize to a smaller property.