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Devolution of Welfare Powers to be Examined, 01/07/15 [S]

The Welfare Reform Committee has today issued a call for views on how proposed new powers over welfare should be used to deliver a better system of social security in Scotland.

The committee is basing its inquiry on the recommendations of the Smith Commission on further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament. The Smith Commission recommended the devolution of welfare powers including:

  • Attendance Allowance.
  • Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payments.
  • Carerís Allowance.
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Allowance.
  • Severe Disablement Allowance.
  • The Regulated Social Fund.
  • Discretionary Housing Payments.
  • The Work Programme and Work Choice.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament news release.

Further Information

Devolution of Welfare Powers to be Examined