Pension Credit: Scotland

Scotland Office written question – answered on 24th July 2019.

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Photo of Hugh Gaffney Hugh Gaffney Labour, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on trends in the level of claims for pension credit in Scotland.

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

I have regular discussions with my Rt honourable Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on a range of issues.

Whilst the Pension Credit GB caseload stands at around 1.6 million, the number of Pension Credit claims in Scotland stands at around 150,000 - an almost 10% reduction in the number of claims since May 2017.

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