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Consultations

The Scottish Government has consulted with the public in two official consultation periods in respect of SWF.   Below, you will find information relating to both.

The Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 8 April 2015. We consulted on the draft regulations and statuory guidance from 27 May until 21 August 2015. The responses received were analysed and helped inform the permanant arrangements, which come into force from 1 April 2016.

You can find the Consultation on Regulations and Statutory Guidance Under the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015 below, alongside the Published Responses.

Events

We held an event to promote awareness of the regulations and statutory guidance consultation on 3 June 2015.  This was attended by representatives from local authorities, the third sector, and other stakeholder organisations.  The audience heard presentations from the Scottish Government, COSLA, CPAG and the Minister for Housing and Welfare.

Previous Consultation and Analysis
Previous Events

On 21 November 2013 we held an event to promote awareness of the consultation, attended by representatives from local authorities, the third sector, and other stakeholder organisations. The audience heard presentations from the Scottish Government, Citizens Advice, City of Edinburgh Council and COSLA.