Devolved Social Security assistance: up-rating for inflation in 2024-2025

A report on the impact of inflation on devolved social security assistance as required under section 86A of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.


1. Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 – Section 86A (link)

2. Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (link)

3. Social Security assistance – effects of inflation: report (link)

4. Scottish Ministers are required to publish a statement explaining how they have calculated inflation for the purpose of up-rating Carer’s Allowance Supplement in terms of section 81(5)(b) of the 2018 Act. Including Carer’s Allowance Supplement in this report is intended to fulfil that obligation.

5. Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 – Section 86B (link)

6. UK Consumer Price Statistics: A Review (link)

7. House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee: Measuring Inflation Report (link)

8. Scottish Government (September 2019) – Up-rating policy paper and analytical report (link)

9. Scottish Government (October 2019) - Scottish Commission on Social Security: Up-rating report 2019 - (link)

10. Scottish Government (November 2019) – Scottish Government responses to Scottish Commission on Social Security recommendations (link)

11. Scottish Parliament (October 2019) – Social Security Committee report (link)

12. Office for National Statistics (September 2019) – UK Statistics Authority Statement on the future of the RPI (link)

13. Office for Budget Responsibility – Economic and fiscal outlook – November 2023



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