12. Building upon this, the Scottish Government consulted on a draft Code of Practice for Investigations and the information gathering powers and associated offences contained within the proposed Social Security Assistance (Investigation of Offences) (Scotland) Regulations between 6 August and 29 October 2018.
13. The Scottish Government engaged KSO Research Ltd to undertake an independent analysis of the consultation responses and produce a report for publication. The analytical report and the Scottish Government response can be found at https://consult.gov.scot/social-security/fraud-investigations/ .
14. Further engagement has taken place with respondents on specific and technical points raised which have informed the revised versions of both the regulations and Code.