Skip to main content

Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21117: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 22 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-20587 by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 9 January 2019, whether it will provide a breakdown of the £6.1 million for formal agreements with the DWP in Social Security Scotland's 2019-20 budget.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 1 February 2019

The answer to question S5W-20587 explained that the 2019-20 allocations were indicative and were to be confirmed through the Agency's planning process subject to the budget being agreed in March 2019. Detailed cost discussions with DWP are on-going, current indicative allocations are as follows –

Carer’s Allowance £5.76m

Carer’s Allowance Supplement £0.14m

CPS (DWP’s payment system) Phase 1 £0.09m

BSG £0.02m

* figures may not sum due to rounding