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

The equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers potential effects of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on individuals with protected characteristics.

The scope of the EQIA

This Equality Impact Assessment gives consideration to the impact of the introduction of these amendments on disabled people who have one or more protected characteristics.

Data Sources

A variety of sources were used in compiling this EQIA, including:

  • Scottish Health Survey 2021[3]
  • Social Security Experience Panel findings[4]
  • Responses to our Consultation on Disability Assistance in Scotland[5]
  • Scotland’s Census 2011[6]
  • DWP Stat Xplore
  • Child Disability Payment Statistics – February 2023[7]
  • Adult Disability Payment Statistics – December 2022[8]


Email: Jennifer.Robertson@gov.scot

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