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A Wealthier, Fairer ScotlandThe Political Economy of Constitutional Change$
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Michael Keating

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474416429

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416429.001.0001

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Towards a Fairer Scotland? Assessing the Prospects and Implications of Social Security Devolution

Towards a Fairer Scotland? Assessing the Prospects and Implications of Social Security Devolution

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(p.74) 4 Towards a Fairer Scotland? Assessing the Prospects and Implications of Social Security Devolution
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A Wealthier, Fairer Scotland
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Nicola McEwen

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416429.003.0004

Following the Scotland Act (2016), the Scottish Parliament now has significant autonomy over aspects of social security. This chapter examines the scope of the new social security powers and some early decisions on their implementation. It suggests that the focus of the new powers, their interdependence with the UK welfare system, and demographic and financial challenges will constrain radical change.

Keywords:   Social security, welfare, devolution, interdependence, benefits, rescaling

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