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Scotland Bill and new welfare powers

  • 28/05/2015
  • Author:bridgetmccall

Find out more about the Scotland Bill, announced as part of The Queen's Speech 2015, which will give the Scottish Parliament new welfare powers.

Briefing note on The Queen's Speech 2015 from the Gov.UK website

A Scotland Bill, announced in The Queen's Speech to Parliament on 27 May gives the Scottish Parliament new welfare powers.

These include:

  •  £2.5 billion worth of new welfare powers
  • The Scottish Government would be allowed to vary the frequency of Universal Credit payments in Scotland
  • The Scottish Parliament would have the power to set the rules over a range of benefits which affect carers, people with disabilities, older people and to control programmes which help people find work.

Source: The Queen's Speech: Briefing notes on the Gov.UK website (link opens in a new window)

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