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Transfer of new powers 14/07/2016 New regulations will begin the transfer of powers to enable the Scottish Parliament to start legislating on social security and employability.

Transfer of new powers

Regulations laid at Westminster today will begin the transfer of powers to enable the Scottish Parliament to start legislating on social security and employability.

The powers will include the ability to implement new arrangements to support people in receipt of benefits to be devolved, and the long term unemployed, including those with disabilities and health conditions.

The timescale for implementation will start from 1st April 2017, when the first employment support schemes will start operating.

For social security, the regulations transfer the powers to create new benefits or top up existing ones. The transfer of powers over benefits currently being paid to people in Scotland will be at a later stage.

Once all of the powers are transferred the Scottish Government will have control of 15% of current social security spend in Scotland, including the support given to disabled people and carers, and the ability to introduce new benefit payments.

“We will work closely with Westminster ministers to ensure the transfer of these powers takes place as smoothly and as quickly as possible. This is the start of a process and these changes will be implemented on a phased basis over the coming years,” said Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Keith Brown. “New powers on employability are among the most exciting of the new areas to be devolved as it gives Scotland the chance to create services that help long term unemployed Scots find work and stay in work.”

 

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