Cold Weather Payments: Scotland

Scotland Office written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of David Duguid David Duguid Conservative, Banff and Buchan

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what progress has been made in the devolution of cold weather payments to the Scottish Government.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Secretary of State for Scotland

The Scottish Parliament have had legislative competence for cold weather payments since May 2017. DWP’s responsibility for cold weather payments in Scotland will transfer to Scottish Ministers from April 2020. We are awaiting details of how the Scottish Government intend to deliver their new scheme.

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