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Consultation on regulations and statutory guidance under the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015: Analysis of Responses

Published: 17 Dec 2015
ISBN:
9781785448843

Report on responses to the consultation on regulations and statutory guidance under the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015.

Consultation on regulations and statutory guidance under the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015: Analysis of Responses
ANNEX 1: RESPONSE RATE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION QUESTIONS

ANNEX 1: RESPONSE RATE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION QUESTIONS

Consultation question

Number of responses received

% of total 61 responses

Q1

Is it a problem that LAs use different ways to decide whether or not an SWF applicant is on a low income to check that they are eligible for an award (Yes / No)

49

80%

Please explain your answer.

56

92%

Q2

What is the best way for a LA to decide that an SWF applicant is on a low income? Please tick one. (Option 1 / Option 2 / Option 3 / Other – please give details)

56

92%

Other option details

15

25%

Please tell us why you have chosen this option and explain the advantages and disadvantages?

54

89%

Q3

What do you think the consequences would be if we limited CG awards to three per household per year?

58

95%

Q4

What do you think the consequences would be if we limited CCG awards to three per household per year?

57

93%

Q5

Do you think that there should be a limit on the number of times that a CCG can be given for the same item in a set period? (Yes / No)

51

84%

If so, what should the limits be? Please explain your answers.

48

79%

Q6

Do you agree that families facing exceptional pressure should be given priority in decisions on CG applications as well as CCGs? (Yes / No)

51

84%

Please explain your answer.

52

85%

Q7

Which sorts of payments do you think are cash equivalents that LAs should be able to use to pay SWF grants? You can choose as many as you like. (Payment or alternative electronic transfer / Allpay (without restrictions) or other loaded store care / Fuel Cards / High street vouchers accepted at a number of outlets, e.g. for clothing / Travel tickets, bought on behalf of the applicant)

51

84%

If there are other forms of payments that you think would be suitable cash equivalents for LAs to use, please tell us what they are.

39

64%

Q8

How can LAs make sure that the way they are making the award, i.e. in cash or by a cash equivalent, is the best one for the applicant?

56

92%

Q9

Do you agree with the draft statutory guidance on timescales for processing CGs? (Yes / No)

53

87%

If not, please explain why.

38

62%

Q10

Do you agree that substantial improvements to private property should be added to the list of excluded items at Annex A of the draft statutory guidance? (Yes / No)

51

84%

If not, please explain why.

29

48%

Q11

Do you agree that repatriation costs should be added to the list of excluded items at Annex A of the draft statutory guidance? (Yes / No)

47

77%

If not, please explain why.

23

38%

Q12

Do you think there should be any other items added to the list of excluded items in Annex A of the draft statutory guidance? (Yes / No)

48

79%

If yes, please tell us which items and explain why.

11

18%

Q13

Do you think that there should be any items taken off the list of excluded items in Annex A of the draft statutory guidance? (Yes / No)

51

84%

If yes, please tell us which items and explain why.

21

34%

Q14

Is there anything on the list of vulnerabilities at Annex C of the draft statutory guidance that you don’t think should be there? (Yes / No)

50

82%

If yes, please tell us what and explain why.

20

33%

Q15

Is there anything that you think should be added to the list of vulnerabilities at Annex C of the draft statutory guidance? (Yes / No)

50

82%

If yes, please tell us what situation, condition or circumstance should be added to the list of vulnerabilities and explain why.

25

41%

Q16

What equalities impacts have you identified from the draft regulations and guidance at Annexes B and C to the consultation paper?

36

59%

Q17

Do you think that the draft regulations at Annex B to this consultation paper will have the effects that we have listed here? (Yes / No)

46

75%

Q18

If you do not think that they will have these effects, please tell us about any gaps in the regulations or unintended consequences you would expect from these regulations.

25

41%

Q19

Please tell us about any concerns, comments or suggestions you have on the draft statutory guidance at Annex C to this consultation paper, that are not already covered by the questions in Section 1 of the consultation paper.

35

57%

Q20

Should the application form for the permanent SWF be: (A combined CG and CCG application form / Two separate application forms)

51

84%

Please explain your answer.

52

85%

Q21

What information is collected on the application form for the interim SWF, at Annex D to this paper, that you do not think is needed to assess an application?

34

56%

Q22

How can the application form for the interim SWF, at Annex D to this consultation paper, be improved for the permanent SWF?

37

61%

Questions only available to the 53 respondents who completed the questionnaire online

Consultation question

Number of responses received

% of total 53 responses

Q23

Please help us improve our consultations by answering the questions below. How satisfied were you with this consultation? (Very satisfied / Slightly satisfied / Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied / Slightly dissatisfied / Very dissatisfied)

26

49%

Please enter additional comments here.

6

11%


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