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S5W-02672: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 15 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether an increased carers allowance, as referred to in the Programme for Government, will maintain or deviate from the system of uprating Jobseeker's Allowance that is used by the UK Government.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 29 September 2016

In line with our response on uprating benefits set out in the answer to S5O-00060 on 16 June 2016, we are taking the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as a starting point for our considerations on uprating and taking views on this, along with other aspects of our social security policy, through the consultation on social security. The consultation ends on 28 October 2016.

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