Saturday, 1 August 2015

Improving Social Security in Scotland - Consultation




Improving Social Security in Scotland

The ALLIANCE would like to ask you about the future of social security, specifically welfare benefits, in Scotland. Following the Smith Commission report, the agreement on further devolution of powers to the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee is seeking views on the future system for administrating benefit support to people who require them.

To inform the ALLIANCE's response to this consultation, we would like to hear your views on the following questions, in relation to;

Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Carer’s Allowance,
Universal Credit (housing element and administrative arrangements arrangements) and Discretionary Housing Payments,
the Work Programme and Work Choice, and
the Regulated Social Fund, new benefits, top-ups and delivery of benefits overall.

ALLIANCE Survey Questions

1) Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance Attendance, Allowance and Carer’s Allowance

a. Should Scotland replace or improve these benefits?

b. What are the main priorities for improving/replacing these benefits to make sure people are treated equally with dignity and respect?




2) Universal Credit (housing element and administrative arrangements arrangements) and Discretionary Housing Payments

a. What are the main priorities for improving these benefits to make sure people are treated equally with dignity and respect?




3) The Work Programme and Work Choice

a. After these programmes have come to an end, what should be put in place to support people into work?




4) Delivery of benefits

a. How can the Scottish Government’s departments work better together in promoting positive outcomes for people who access benefits?




Please copy and paste questions into this email to respond to Colin.Young@alliance-scotland.org.uk







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