Provides an initial examination of the benefits which are set to be devolved to Scotland under the Smith Commission recommendations.
a brief background to the Smith Commission proposals;
an examination of the reserved/devolved split of benefit expenditure;
high-level statistics on each of the benefits to be devolved including expenditure data, caseload time series and key characteristics of claimants;and
analysis of the combinations of some of these benefits taht individuals in Scotland currently receive.