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S5W-20658: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 18 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many Social Security Scotland staff are based at (a) Dundee House, Dundee, (b) High Street, Glasgow, (c) Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, (d) St Andrew's House, Edinburgh, (e) Atlantic Quay, Glasgow and (f) other (i) Social Security Scotland and (ii) Scottish Government premises.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 15 January 2019

The Scottish social security system will be directly delivered by Social Security Scotland, through a local presence providing face-to-face advice, supported by administrative functions in our Dundee headquarters and Glasgow.

Location

Number of staff

Dundee House, Dundee (HQ)      

141

High Street, Glasgow

108

Atlantic Quay, Glasgow

4

Victoria Quay, Edinburgh

2

Courtyard Falkirk

2

Kilwinning

1

Saughton House, Edinburgh

1

Stornoway

1

Nineteen Local Delivery Relationship Leads have been recruited and will now start detailed planning for how the service will be delivered in each local area. This service will launch when it is required for devolved benefits.

The Local Delivery Relationship Leads have initially been based in existing Scottish Government offices from which they will design the service.

Social Security Scotland will build up a network of locally based staff supporting people to apply for benefits across all 32 local authorities.