Date lodged: 22 March 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5O-01913 by Jeane Freeman on 21 March 2018 (Official Report, c. 23), whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding whether, under the terms of the fiscal framework, it has asked the UK Government to transfer the money to it and, if so, (a) how much it has asked for and (b) what system it will use to pass this on to the universal credit recipients.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 20 April 2018
I refer the member to the answer to question S5W-15424 on 18 April 2018. The Scottish Government is working with the UK Government to understand the impact on households across the income distribution of the combined income tax and UC policies before deciding what action, if any, is taken. All answers to written Parliamentary Questions are available on the Parliament's website, the search facility for which can be found at http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx .