Report: Social security

May 28, 2020 by Auditor General

The Scottish Government is taking on responsibility for a range of social security benefits from the UK Government, as part of the wider devolution of powers from the UK Parliament to the Scottish Parliament through the Scotland Acts 2012 and 2016.

This audit follows on from our May 2019 report Social Security: Implementing the devolved powers.  We will examine what progress the Scottish Government is making on managing the delivery of the devolved social security powers and how well placed it is to successfully deliver the remaining benefits. We will follow up on the recommendations of our previous audit and focus on progress in three main areas; programme planning, financial management and skills, capacity and workforce planning.

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