The Scottish Government will be publishing a paper called ‘A New Future for Social Security in Scotland’. This will be published in March 2017. In that paper, the Scottish Government made a commitment to work with people across Scotland to determine how best to use the new social security powers which will be devolved by the Scotland Act 2016. The Scottish Government believe that there should be opportunities for everyone to participate in the debates and decisions that matter to them, regardless of their circumstances or backgrounds.

The Scottish Government have recently consulted on this and we asked our members to respond. Below are our members comments. We reported our members feedback to Scottish Government and the paper can be downloaded below.

SDEF Response: Consultation on Social Social Security in Scotland (Word Doc)

SDEF Response: Consultation on Social Social Security in Scotland (PDF)

SDEF Response: Consultation on Social Social Security in Scotland (Plain Text)

(MP3 Audio)