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Spotlight on: Social Security Scotland

News

  1. 7 Jul 2021

    by Debbie Horne, Senior Policy Officer (Social Justice).

    This column was first published in the Herald on 7 July 2021.

  2. 19 Aug 2020

    by Rob Gowans, CAS senior policy officer.

    This article was first published in the Herald on 19 August 2020.

  3. 10 Mar 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to the new report by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee which finds that up to £20billion of means-tested benefits had been left unclaimed across the UK in 2016-17.

Publications

  1. Debbie Horne

    Publication date: June 2021

    Citizens Advice Scotland recommends the draft regulations are amended to change or clarify a number of areas to improve the social security support provided to disabled adults in Scotland through Adult Disability Payment. 

  2. Debbie Horne

    Publication date: November 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland recommends the draft regulations are amended to change or clarify a number of areas to improve the social security support provided to disabled children and young people.

  3. Response to Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee inquiry
    Rob Gowans

    Publication date: September 2020

    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.

  4. Stage 2 consideration briefing
    Rob Gowans

    Publication date: September 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) welcomes the Bill, which provides an opportunity to make minor amendments to address issues which have been identified since the passage of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018, including making provision for the introduction of the Scottish Child Payment. CAS welcomes the amendments brought at Stage 2, which cover a number of further areas which CAS and others identified in evidence at Stage 1.

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