The Social Security (Scotland)Bill was introduced on 21 June 2017, following an initial consultation on the creation of a new social security system in Scotland. Under the new social security system some benefits, including Carers Allowance, will be devolved to the Scottish Government from the Department of Work and Pensions.
The progress of the Bill can be followed on the Scottish Parliament website.
In June the National Carer Organisations – of which Shared Care Scotland is one – produced a briefing on the Bill. This is available as a pdf download: