Social security: implementing the devolved powers
Caroline Gardner, the Auditor General for Scotland, said: "The government has done well to date but has had to work flat out to reach this point, leaving little time to draw breath and plan for the challenges ahead.
"The social security team is doing the right things to address that issue, but it hasn't yet got a clear understanding of what's needed to deliver the more complex benefits to come, or how much it will cost. Many decisions about future benefits are still to be made and it's critical that detailed plans are now put in place."
The Committee took evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.
Please read the Official Report of 16 May 2019.
Meeting papers for 16 May 2019 (364KB pdf)
Minutes from 16 May 2019
Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People to Convener, 2 May 2019 (396KB pdf)