List of all benefits or entitlements introduced by the Scottish Parliament: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/03066
Date received: 17 August 2018
Date responded: 15 November 2018
Information requested

You asked for a list of all new benefits or entitlements such as free university tuition fees or free prescriptions introduced by the Scottish Parliament since its establishment in 1999.  

For each new benefit or entitlement please also provide:

  • Dates of announcements and then implementation,
  • Financial cost in first full fiscal year of availability
  • Budgeted financial cost in 2018/19 fiscal year.

The answer to your question is set out in the table on the next page.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit 
Phone: 0300 244 4000 

The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
Regent Road 

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