From principles to practice: social security in the Scottish laboratory of democracy

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The enactment of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 is an important milestone in the development of the second devolved-level social security system within the UK. While the development of the new devolved benefits will continue for several years, the social security principles contained in the Act represent a statement of intent that an emerging Scottish model will be based on a different philosophy to the UK’s. This article takes an early look at the challenge the Scottish Government faces in living up to these principles, with a focus on the commitment to put respect for the dignity of individuals at the heart of the system, and work to date towards doing so.
LanguageEnglish
Pages13-31
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Social Security Law
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2019

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Keywords

  • social security
  • devolution
  • dignity
  • respect
  • scotland
  • welfare state
  • social rights

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From principles to practice: social security in the Scottish laboratory of democracy. / Simpson, Mark; McKeever, Grainne; Gray, Ann.

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