Date lodged: 30 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-13764 by Jeane Freeman on 24 January 2018, when this work was commissioned.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 19 February 2018
On 25 October 2016 the Scottish Government published on its website a Memorandum of Understanding between the Scottish Government and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on joint working arrangements for the implementation of devolved powers, including the Universal Credit flexibilities. It sets out a framework for co-operation and collaboration, including the development of policy and delivery options.
In line with this approach, the Scottish Government will continue to engage in discussions with the DWP on the feasibility, operational and cost implications of different policy options for splitting the payment of Universal Credit between members of a household.