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Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

The Bill amends the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 to make changes to the Scottish social security system.

The Bill is at Stage 2



The Scottish Government introduces the Bill and accompanying documents to the Parliament which publishes the Bill.

The Bill was introduced on 31 October 2023

Bill as introduced

Financial resolution

The Presiding Officer has decided under Rule 9.12 of Standing Orders that a financial resolution is required for this Bill.

Related information from the Scottish Government on the Bill

Delegated Powers Memorandum

Information on the powers the Bill gives the Scottish Ministers and others to make “secondary legislation” (usually regulations) and to the Scottish Ministers (such as to make guidance).

Statements on Legislative Competence

Statements on whether the Bill is within the Parliament’s “legislative competence” (if the Parliament has the power to make the changes to the law proposed by the Bill).

Scottish Parliament research on the Bill

Read the research done by the Scottish Parliament on specific parts of the Bill:

Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill research briefing