Views of individuals and organisations sought on the Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

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.  

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