The Scotland Bill is presently making its way through Parliament.
This will set the framework for the Scottish Parliament’s greater responsibility for welfare – Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (while it remains), Personal Independence Payments, Severe Disablement Allowance and Carers Benefits.
The Scottish Parliament will also have the right to create new benefits and to make provision for discretionary top-ups of reserved benefits.
The Welfare Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament is seeking views on how to make this all work in practice.
If you have strong views on the matter, now is the time to make them known. We have until August 28 to submit written evidence. Please do get in touch with your thoughts.
You can write to Ewan Dale – our Scottish Trustee (via our Head Office at Gawcott) – or email him firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
And if you would like to talk to a member of staff about it, please remember too that Helen, our Fundraising Manager, is based in Scotland, tel: 01280 838964.
From the Scottish Parliament’s website: