Social Security (Scotland) Bill


About the Bill

The Social Security (Scotland) Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance MSP, on 20 June 2017. The main purpose of the Bill is to pass control of a number of social security benefits from the UK Government to the Scottish Government.

Stage 1

The Social Security Committee is the lead Committee scrutinising the legislation and will begin taking evidence, on the Bill, at Stage 1, in September 2017.


The Committee will take oral evidence on the Bill at its meetings on 7, 14, 21 and 28 September, 5 and 26 October and 2 November.


The Committee issued a call for views on the Bill which can be accessed via the links below. The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 23 August 2017.

Read the news release 

Read the call for views

Read the submissions received

Our call for views is also available in the following formats-

British Sign Language


Work by other Committees

The Finance Committee have published a call for views on the Financial Memorandum.