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Welfare policy in Scotland

Inquiry

The inquiry will examine the effect of welfare policies on the lives of claimants and poverty and inequality levels more broadly in Scotland.

It will:

  • assess the effectiveness of Scottish Choices which provide a unique degree of flexibility for those on Universal Credit in Scotland
  • 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
  • understand how effective cooperation has been between the UK and Scottish Governments on the devolution of new welfare powers to Scotland
  • evaluate the likely long-term impacts of coronavirus on the devolution of welfare

Read theĀ call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry

Read a summary of our key recommendations

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Second Report - Welfare policy in Scotland
Inquiry Welfare policy in Scotland
Committees Scottish Affairs Committee
HC 55
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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18 March 2021
Inquiry Welfare policy in Scotland
Witnesses Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Work and Pensions, and Department for Work and Pensions
Committees Scottish Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
11 March 2021
Inquiry Welfare policy in Scotland
Witnesses Scottish Government, Scottish Government, and Scottish Government
Committees Scottish Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
11 February 2021
Inquiry Welfare policy in Scotland
Witnesses Southside Housing Association, The Trussell Trust, and Glasgow City Council
Committees Scottish Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
WPS0025 - Welfare policy in Scotland
Witnesses Poppyscotland
Committees Scottish Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
WPS0024 - Welfare policy in Scotland
Witnesses The Trussell Trust
Committees Scottish Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
WPS0023 - Welfare policy in Scotland
Witnesses Southside Housing Association
Committees Scottish Affairs Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: scotaffcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8204 (General enquiries) / 18001 020 7219 8204 (text relay) / 020 7219 1034 (Media enquiries)