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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09501: Alison Johnstone (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 30 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government when its review of the money advice sector will be published.

Answered by: Keith Brown 13 June 2017

The Scottish Government is currently undertaking an internal strategic policy review of its support for advice services. The aim of the Review is to develop a coherent strategic policy framework for the Scottish Government’s support to advice services that directs investment and ensures services are effective, efficient, fit for purpose, value for money and are not duplicated. It is considering Scottish Government investment across a range of advice services intended to maximise household resources and ensure people understand their civil rights and have recourse to redress if those rights are not upheld.

We expect to publish the findings of some independent research commissioned to support the review before the summer recess. However, we do not anticipate formally publishing any further work from the review at this time as it is an internal process. We will however continue to consult with partners as required to develop our approach.