Welfare Reform (Further Provision) (Scotland) Act 2012: initial report - 2013

Report that relates to Section 4 of the Act which places an obligation on Scottish Ministers to report to the Scottish Parliament over the next five years on the impact that the UK Welfare Reform Act is likely to have on people in Scotland.

It includes:

  • Setting the scene in Scotland by highlighting analysis on the overall impacts of the UK Government's welfare reforms on individuals in Scotland. This includes analysis being undertaken to inform Scottish Government mitigation of these impacts (section 2).
  • The impact of the UK Act on areas which the Scottish Government has legislative competence (Scottish Welfare Fund; Council Tax Reduction Scheme; and Passported Benefits) (section 3).
  • The impact of Housing Benefit Reforms (section 4).