The Scottish Government are now consulting on the draft Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill and options for challenging decisions made by local authorities on applications to the Scottish Welfare Fund.
Please note that this consultation paper is now available to view on the Scottish Government’s webpages –
Or you can follow this link directly to the consultation paper here:-
This consultation is the first step in a legal process to underpin the Scottish Welfare Fund in legislation. It also seeks views on options for independent scrutiny of decisions made by local authorities on applications to the Scottish Welfare Fund.
The Scottish Government are inviting written responses to the consultation by 7 February 2014.
Please send your response to the consultation questionnaire with the completed Respondent Information Form to: