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Re-thinking Welfare: Fair, Personal and Simple

Re-thinking Welfare: Fair, Personal and Simple

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

ISBN: 9781784125400

This is the 2nd report of the Expert Working Group on Welfare looking at the medium and long term options for welfare in an independent Scotland.

Executive Summary

Last year, the Group published their first report. In that they scrutinised the Scottish Government’s

work on assessing the cost of benefit payments in an independent Scotland and the

delivery of those payments.

In this second report, The Group have been asked to consider what would need to happen

following a ‘Yes’ vote. They have considered what steps an independent Scotland

could take as it begins to establish its own welfare system.