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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-02498: Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what Social Security Scotland's full-time equivalent headcount will be by 31 December 2018.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 31 October 2018

Social Security Scotland’s current headcount is 263, with a full-time equivalent headcount of 258.5.

Subject to pre-employment checks for 15 new recruits, Social Security Scotland’s headcount is expected to be 278 by the end of the 2018 calendar year. The exact full-time equivalent figure will depend on individual working patterns and hours which have still to be agreed.

Social Security Scotland will continue to grow as benefits are devolved. The full-time equivalent headcount for 2019 and beyond will depend on the sequencing of benefits which has still to be agreed.