Costs incurred in implementing the National Basic Payment Scheme: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/03207  
Date received: 26 September 2018 
Date responded: 7 November 2018
Information requested
Please can you advise me of the total costs incurred by the government in implementing the National BPS Scheme in this manner, including an estimate for the 2018 year.
The answer to your question is that administration of the Scheme costs approximately £27k per year, in print/post and staffing. We estimate that a similar cost will apply in 2018.
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