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Welfare policy in Scotland


The inquiry will examine the effect of welfare policies on the lives of claimants and poverty and inequality levels more broadly in Scotland, assess the effectiveness of Scottish Choices which provide a unique degree of flexibility for those on Universal Credit in Scotland and also explore the consequences of Universal Credit policies specific to Scotland, including; inaccessibility in rural areas, and the issue of debt spiralling for those taking advanced payments.

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Wednesday 2 December 2020.

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