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Social Security for Scotland: Benefits being devolved to the Scottish Parliament

Social Security for Scotland: Benefits being devolved to the Scottish Parliament

Thursday, March 19, 2015

ISBN: 9781785442247

This report provides an initial examination of the benefits which will be devolved to Scotland under the Smith Commission recommendations.

Executive Summary

Following the Smith Commission recommendations on social security this report provides an initial examination of the benefits which will be devolved to the Scottish Parliament. It provides an overview of benefit expenditure in 2013/14, current caseload and characteristics of individuals currently in receipt of these benefits, including age and gender breakdowns.