Scotland

External Event: Developing a Social Security System for Scotland

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At the end of the current parliamentary term the new social security powers will devolve 11 benefits to the Scottish Government – benefits that affect one in four of us – including Carer’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independent Payments and Funeral Payments.

During summer 2016 the Scottish Government launched a social security consultation to listen to the people of Scotland to shape our new system. The end result has been over 500 written responses and a majority of these from individuals.

Jeane Freeman, the Minister for Social Security in Scotland said, “I look forward to meeting with people in Kirkintilloch to discuss the new social security powers that will devolve a total of 11 benefits to the Scottish Government and the chance this gives us to build a social security system based on dignity, fairness and respect.”

Speakers:
Jeane Freeman - Minister for Social Security in Scotland
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