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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-20261: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 28 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much (a) its Social Security directorate and (b) Social Security Scotland (i) paid to the DWP (A) in 2017-18 and (B) since April 2018 and (ii) expects to pay to the DWP in (aa) 2018-19 and (bb) 2019-20, broken down by cost type.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 20 December 2018

The following tables reflect actual and forecast payments to DWP:

Payments for Implementation costs (actual and indicative) to DWP from Social Security Directorate

 

Payment

17-18 (actual)

£3.5 million (inc VAT)

 

18-19 (actual to date covers period April – June)

£1.3 million (inc VAT)

 

18-19 (forecast July – March)

£7.4 million (inc VAT)

 

19-20

Forecast figures currently being negotiated with DWP

Implementation costs are the demonstrable and jointly agreed net costs to DWP wholly and necessarily incurred by as a result of the devolution of powers.

 

Payments for Running costs (actual and indicative) to DWP from Social Security Scotland

 

Payment

18-19 (to date)

£0

 

18-19 (indicative)

£4.2 million (inc VAT)

 

19-20 (indicative)

£7.3 million (inc VAT)

 

Running costs are the demonstrable and jointly agreed net costs to DWP for the provision of services to Scottish Government.

In addition to the above, the Social Security Directorate paid £38,467 for delivery of Universal Credit Scottish Choices from October 2017 to May 2018. Work is currently ongoing with DWP to refine forecast delivery costs.

Implementation costs for 2019-20 are currently being negotiated with DWP.