Benefits Uptake

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 22 February 2024.

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Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar was recently quoted in the

New Statesman as saying that Holyrood had been largely “a social policy parliament” and that he wanted to correct that. Given that it is clear that social security and benefit uptake are a low priority for the Labour leadership, can the cabinet secretary provide an assurance that, unlike Westminster, Holyrood will continue to challenge austerity and cruel measures such as the bedroom tax and the two-child cap?