SB 16-52 Scotland Act 2016: Carer's Allowance

The Scotland Act 2016 devolves Carer’s Allowance to Scotland.

This briefing provides information Carer’s Allowance including:

  • entitlement rules
  • expenditure and caseload
  • how the definition of a carer’s benefit changed through the stages of the Scotland Bill
  • how the fiscal framework might affect the amount allocated to Scotland for a carer’s benefit
  • longstanding issues with Carer’s Allowance, and the Scottish Government’s proposals for reform.

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Published: 09 June 2016

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