SNP drag their heels over welfare power transfer to Scotland

The SNP have asked the UK Government to retain welfare powers until 2020. This means 128,000 disabled Scots will have to go through the cruel PIP assessments. The Scottish Government now has wide ranging powers over social security thanks to the 2016 Scotland Act – the post-referendum Vow delivered in full. It’s an opportunity to build a social security system that is there for all of us in our time of need, and it means that these assessments can be scrapped in Scotland. Scottish Labour has more radical plans than any other party for social security, such as:

  • Halting the roll-out of Universal Credit
  • Kicking the private sector out of the welfare system
  • Increasing Child Benefit by £240 a year by 2020
  • Increasing the take-up of tax credits and housing benefit to ensure everyone gets what they are entitled to

Read more here – http://www.scottishlabour.org.uk/blog/entry/snps-welfare-powers-delay-will-punish-130000-disabledscots

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