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Social security assistance - effects of inflation: report

A report on the impact of inflation on devolved social security assistance as required under section 77 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.

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Social security assistance - effects of inflation: report
9. Uplift of Funeral Support Payment

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9. Uplift of Funeral Support Payment

9.1 In addition to the uprate by price inflation to the standard rate of the other expenses element of the Funeral Support Payment, it was announced during the Scottish Budget that the rate would be further increased to £1,000 which is higher than the inflation-adjusted level of £711.90. This matches the UK Government commitment to increase the flat rate element to £1,000 from spring 2020.


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