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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07890: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making with its feasibility study into extending free personal care to people under 65; which organisations it has met or plans to meet regarding this, and who it will consult.

Answered by: Shona Robison 20 March 2017

The feasibility study is being conducted by Scottish Government officials, working with analysts and economists to produce a reliable estimate of the costs involved in extending free personal care to all adults.

The feasibility study will also look at:

The interaction with the wider policy environment, including the relationship with social security;

Financial benefits and constraints;

The administration costs of charging for social care; and

Will seek to clarify or enhance data provided by Councils through the Local Financial Returns.

The feasibility study will be completed in summer 2017.