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What is the Scottish Government doing?

The Scottish Government aims to mitigate the worst impacts of welfare reform where possible, within the current constitutional settlement.

Working with our stakeholders, we have identified four priority strands for our mitigation activity, which are:-

We are also investing more in successor arrangements:-


The Scottish Government controls a number of disability related and income based benefits which people can qualify for if they receive one or more UK welfare benefits:-


If you require information about welfare reform in Scotland contact: