Date lodged: 13 March 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-14564 by Jeane Freeman on 6 March 2018, what the estimated (a) annual and (b) per transaction cost is of the Scottish Social Security Programme Board's decision to use the Department for Work and Pensions' Central Payment System for a period of up to three to five years.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 27 March 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. It sets out a framework for co-operation and collaboration, including the development of delivery options. Transaction costs for the Central Payment System were provided to the Scottish Government in confidence under the terms of this MOU.