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  • Social Security (Amendement) (Scotland) Bill - Have your say

    Created: 18/12/2023
    News/Events Category: Consultations

    The Scotland Act 2016 set in process a change to how social security is delivered in Scotland.

    • It devolved 11 existing social security benefits from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to Scotland
    • It gave new powers to the Scottish Government to make top-up payments to benefits reserved to the UK Government

    In 2018, The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (the 2018 Act) established a legal framework for a new Scottish social security system. It created the Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS), an independent scrutiny body.

    The Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill aims to enhance the Scottish system of social security in line with the social security principles. There is a particular focus on enhancements related to continuous improvement and value for money.  

    The Social Justice and Social Security Committee is looking at the Bill.

    For each part of the Bill, the Committee is particularly interested in the extent to which the proposals reflect the social security principles.The Committee would like to hear views of individuals and organisations on the proposed changes.

    You can share your views via a call for views, comprised of eight parts, linked below. You do not have to answer all the questions.

    They welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language. 

    The call for views closes on Friday 12 January 2024.

    Click here to complete the submission form. 

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