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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22912: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 1 May 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans to deliver Universal Credit Scottish Choices through Social Security Scotland, rather than the DWP.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 8 May 2019

Universal Credit (UC) is a benefit over which powers are reserved to the UK Government. The Scotland Act 2016 devolved powers to Scottish Ministers to determine to whom and when Universal Credit is paid in Scotland, but delivery of UC remains the responsibility of the Department for Work and Pensions.