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.
Number of staff
Dundee House, Dundee (HQ)
High Street, Glasgow
Atlantic Quay, Glasgow
Victoria Quay, Edinburgh
Saughton House, Edinburgh
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.