Devolved Scottish benefits that are being delivered by UK Government on behalf of the Scottish Government: FOI release

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

Information requested

You asked for each of the individual devolved Scottish benefits that are still being delivered by the UK Government on behalf of the Scottish Government, can you please provide details and/or of the agency agreement that exists. That includes: details of the standard provisions, length of the agreement, payment from Scottish Government to UK Government and/or otherwise outlined in the agreement.


I have the following response and information you requested.

Published Information
There are the 6 Agency Agreements covering Attendance Allowance (AA), Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Industrial Injuries Scheme (IIS), Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) and Carer’s Allowance (CA). Details (including standard provisions, length of agreement) for the three Agency Agreements (AA, DLA, PIP) are available and published under FOI/202000040123.

Details of IIS are available and published under FOI/202000053135.

Details of payment from SG to UK for all Agency Agreements are available and published within the Social Security Programme Business Case. The full document can be found under “Supporting Files” tab on right of the page. Chapter 5 relates to Financial case and Chapter 5.5.1 provides details of forecast costs relating to DWP Agency Agreements.

Future Publication
Further details on payments between SG and UK governments will also be made available with the future publication of Social Security Scotland Accounts 2019/2020 in mid-December. An exemption under section 27(1) of FOISA applies to this information.

SDA and CA Agency Agreements
I attach copies of the 2 Agency Agreement which contain most of the information you requested.

Exemptions under Section 38(1) (b) (personal information) and under Section 29 (1) (a) (policy formulation) apply to the Agency Agreements.

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FOI/202000090371 - Carers Allowance Agency Agreement


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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