Low Income Winter Heating Assistance consultation: Scottish Government response

Our response to the consultation on our proposals to introduce a new Scottish benefit, Low Income Winter Heating Assistance (LIWHA), to replace the current Cold Weather Payment scheme in Scotland from winter 2022.

Questions 33 to 38: Impacts

Section 7 of the consultation asked about the possible impact of the policy on protected groups, children's rights and wellbeing, on business and on island communities. Our response to the points raised will be outlined in the summary results of the following impact assessments:

  • Equality Impact Assessment
  • LIWHA Child's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment
  • LIWHA Business & Regulatory Impact Assessment
  • LIWHA Islands Community Impact Assessment
  • Fairer Scotland Duty Impact Assessment


Email: WinterBenefitsPolicy@gov.scot

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