Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: business regulatory impact assessment

This business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on businesses, including the third sector.

Implementation and delivery plan

Social Security Scotland will continue to offer support to individuals throughout the application and case transfer process to minimise stress and anxiety.

A communications strategy will be developed in advance of these changes, which will aim to ensure that individuals, their families and carers, the third sector, local government, health sector and advice providers are aware of the changes affecting people moving from Child Disability Payment to Adult Disability Payment. We will develop the communications strategy so that it will be linked in with wider Scottish Government initiatives for improving outcomes for disabled people.

Post-implementation review

As outlined above, the Communities Analysis Division within the Scottish Government will run a comprehensive evaluation programme with a full suite of equalities data for new applicants.


Email: Jennifer.Robertson@gov.scot

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