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CAS response to the Scottish Child Payment regulations

Response to Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee inquiry

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft regulations. CAS warmly welcomes the introduction of the Scottish Child Payment (SCP), which is an excellent example of imaginative use of Scotland’s devolved social security powers to provide much-needed support to Scotland’s citizens. Scotland’s CAB network regularly advises clients who have required crisis support from the Scottish Welfare Fund or food banks due to their social security entitlements not being adequate to pay for essential costs. The Scottish Child Payment promises to be an effective tool for reducing child poverty in Scotland.

CAS is broadly content with the draft regulations. We have a number of comments arising from them related to the delivery and future development of Scottish Child Payment that might be helpful for the Committee to consider in its scrutiny.

Rob Gowans
Publication date
September 2020
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