Date lodged: 17 September 2018
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will modify the backdate period of the Early Years Assistance (Best Start Grants) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 to 1 November 2018 to mitigate the risk that the DWP does not put in place the systems required to begin making payments.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 26 September 2018
The Early Years Assistance (Best Start Grants) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 do not have a backdate period. They will come in to force the day after the date on which they are made. This date will be aligned with the start date for applications.