Date lodged: 16 June 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-00246 by Angela Constance on 14 June 2016, whether it has made an assessment of the March 2016 report by the Work and Pensions Committee of the UK Parliament, Support for the bereaved, and, if so, what its position is on the findings.
Answered by: Angela Constance 29 June 2016
The Scottish Government has made an assessment of ‘Support for the Bereaved’, published by the Work and Pensions Committee of the UK Parliament and shares its concerns about the operation of the Department of Work and Pensions DWP funeral payment. We will be consulting on proposals to improve the funeral payment as part of a broad consultation on social security in Scotland, which will take place in 2016.