The Social Security Committee’s first stage report on the Social Security Bill says a lot of the right things about the draft:
- the status of the principles needs to be clarified
- the balance between the framework and secondary legislation needs to be redressed
- there has to be a mechanism to review regulations – the committee recommends an independent Scottish Social Security Advisory Committee.
They have an accessible summary here.
Additional note, 15th December: The Scottish Government’s Response has also been published; in general, the response seems to be made of warm words rather than a commitment to do anything differently.