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Prabhakari

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Scotland Social Security
« on: January 21, 2018, 11:07:24 AM »
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The long and the short and the tall.

Sunny Clouds

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Re: Scotland Social Security
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 11:26:45 AM »
In all seriousness, if it goes well, I wonder whether they'll get a move of disabled people from England up into Scotland, and if so, how many would have to do that before it became a problem for the system?

I do admit that for me, it's attractive.

As some will know, I'm considering drawing down on a private pension and also expecting to inherit some money, so whilst short term I'm relying on benefits, in the medium term I expect to have a secure private source of income (subject to the state of the economy).   Nevertheless, a safety net matters, and, more to the point, society's attitude matters.  This says to me that politically Scotland cares more about sick and disabled people than England does.
(I'm an obsessive problem-solver, so feel free to ignore any suggestions or solutions I offer, even if they sound terribly insistent.)

JLR2

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Re: Scotland Social Security
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 04:59:37 PM »
I've just found the story on the Guardian's web pages https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/21/future-proofed-against-austerity-new-scottish-social-security-system here's hoping it'll be beyond Westminster's powers to interfere.

And I've just discovered Prabs, that you have already provided the link to the same page >doh< >biggrin<
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